Multiple sources in writing

“critically analyze ideas from multiple sources in order to draw well-supported conclusions and solve problems.

Part 1

Why are multiple sources of value in a writing sample? How do you vet a source prior to utilizing it to support the purpose of a document? (Be sure to provide specific examples, even if they’re hypothetical.)

Part 2

How do you use various academic disciplines to support your ideas? What writing techniques / rhetorical strategies do you use to fully incorporate your sources into your writing? How do you ensure clarity between your ideas and the sources you are using?

Part 3

For this question, consider your current–or prospective–employer:

Of what value to an employer is your ability to research and provide credible sources? Why might they find value in your ability to use different academic disciplines to support your thesis / theme / argument? What use would they have in your ability to recognize and use different citation styles?

Part 4

How do different academic fields cite or utilize information from various sources? What are THREE different types of citation styles? Why are they different / what information do they seem to value for that discipline?

Part 5

For this question, consider how you critique your writing:

How would you improve your ability to research and utilize sources in your professional communication? When do you use outside sources to support your work? How do you ensure that you’re using the appropriate citation style correctly?

SLO 1: communicate effectively with diverse audiences, for a variety of purposes, using written English, oral communication, or technical competencies.

SLO 2: critically analyze ideas from multiple sources in order to draw well-supported conclusions and solve problems.

SLO 3: apply essential ideas, principles, theories, and methods relevant to their concentration and minor disciplines.

SLO 4: apply knowledge and skills across interdisciplinary boundaries.

SLO 5: evaluate and integrate new information into existing frameworks of knowledge.

SLO 6: integrate learning about diverse cultures, groups, and ideas across interdisciplinary boundaries.