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Now that you've picked your topic, check the sources below to gather more information to see what else you can learn.
Now that you've chosen your topic, you'll want to find your 1-3 article options for your paper.
While you're searching for information on your topic, you want to take time to decide if the information (either website, article, or podcast) you find is trustworthy.
When it comes to science, nearly everyone has opinions: should we be labeling genetically modified food for consumer's awareness? What will fracking do for our economy or our groundwater supply? Your job is to evaluate the information you can find through Google to find the good information sources--those written by authors you can trust, with good and up-to-date information.
Authorship: Who created this website? What is their background on the topic? Are they trustworthy?
Bias: Why was the website created? What point of view does the author have? Does that limit the facts they present or how the facts are presented?
Date: How old is the information that is presented? Is it still accurate?
Citations : Does the author seem to consult good sources of information? For example, do they refer to good sources of information, whether statistics from a governmental source, or interviews of experts, or do they state vague generalities not much supported by other data?
Google might be one of your best bets to thinking through the different pathways solutions you can discuss,
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