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Web Resource List Proposal

This is the format for the proposal for your Web-based Resources assignment:


To: Professor Virginia Montecino

From: name and email address.  [If this is a group project, please include the names and email addresses of all group members.  Only one submission is required per group.  All should post it on their Web pages.]

Subject of list of  Web resources: [About what subject will you be finding resources? The resources should relate to your major.]

Why I am researching this topic and why it should be beneficial to me : [If you are not vested in your topic, chances are your incentive to research, summarize and analyze the resources will be weak.]

Intended audience: Assume that the readers of your Web resources have your general level of understanding of the subject.  Do not tailor your resources to a body of scholars.  The resources should be accessible to you and others with similar interests. Think about what kinds of people or groups might benefit from your list of resources.  A "mixed bag" of resources, for different audiences may cause you to confuse and lose your audience. For example, you might compile a list of resources for someone who wants to go to graduate school in a particular subject.  You could have a list of Web resources of colleges which have programs in that field, divided by specific areas of concentration, parts of the country, etc.  You might compile a list of resources that deal with a particular environmental, health, computer issue, depending upon your major/s.

Tentative List of Web-based Sources: You should have at least twenty (20) separate Web-based resources listed. Include the title of the Web site and the URL (Internet address).  [Don't plagiarize someone else's list of resources.The sources should not all be from the same site.]

Why you think these resources are credible:  This section should show your understanding of the complexities of what makes a site credible or not credible. You will have to be discerning about the sources you select.  You will reject many before you decide on the "best." Give an overview of the criteria you used to decide these sources are credible and the major reasons why you selected these as the "best."  Be specific.  Don't "lump" all of the sites together when assessing their credibility.   Credibility criteria is also influenced by the reasons the reader may find the site useful.  Review criteria for evaluating Web resources. For a more extensive list of ways to evaluate Web resources, see these guidelines.

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