Stockton Rhetoric & Composition: Class #9: February 21 & 26, 2018



Make sure FE #2.1 submitted, hard copy of edit sheets as well


  1. Review Usage Quiz
  2. Difficult Reading
  3. Lecture: Fact vs. Opinion / Evaluating Quality of Sources / Source Cred Assignment



How to Evaluate a Document for Quality: 

  1. Are opinions adequately supported? Choose one opinion and show how the author supports it.
  2. Are facts verifiable? Give one example of a fact in the article of a verified fact.
  3. Is material out dated? If so, provide an example.
  4. Is the author credible? How do you know?
  5. Are sources cited? If so, what are they?
  6. Is the reasoning logical? Is it free of fallacy?



  1. Get with your family, using the criteria established and discussed today in class, look at the source you chose and see if it holds up. Be prepared to present a chart examining the credibility as presented in class.
  2. Watch this. Annotate, be prepared to discuss on Wednesday.


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