Communication Session #1 Assessment
Pre-Test and Post-Test for Fall 2016
You're giving a speech on lying in advertising. You search for [lying advertising] but don't get very good results. What's the best first step to take?
Decide that there's nothing on this topic and change it to something different.
Think of synonyms for the words in the phrase, and search using them instead.
Try searching another source using the same phrase.
True or false: the domain “.org” always indicates that the website is a trustworthy one.
True, because it means “organization,” and all organizations are trustworthy
True, because these websites are always checked by an external association before they are allowed to have the .org name.
False, because an organization can be almost anything.
False, because organizations always have a bias.
Why is it important to cite your sources? (Choose all that apply.)
To allow your audience to trace back your sources
To give credit to original authors for their work
To allow your audience to evaluate your sources for themselves
To avoid plagiarism
Name three things you would look at to decide if an article or website was trustworthy and authoritative?
Name one well-regarded news or magazine publication, suitable for use as a source in an academic assignment such as your information speech.
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