write a short essay (at least 250 words to address the questions/components listed below), using complete paragraphs and appropriate organization. Avoid incomplete sentences or bulleted lists (except for your search term and how many results were obtained). Do not include a summary of the websites or a discussion about the topic you selected. The focus of this assignment is on critically evaluating web resources. It is not to show learning about the topic you selected to research. Also, the intent is to assess online articles and websites through a Google or similar search, not journal articles (even if available online) or a search through Google Scholar or the UMUC library. Ideally for your research you do want to search those for academic references, but the goal of this assignment is to evaluate general web resources. We know there are credible sources when searching in academic only references, so instead we are looking to hone your research skills using sources widely available to the general public.
Check your spelling and grammar before submitting. References are required in APA format at the end of the paper.
Please provide the following information (ok listed in bulleted form in your paper):
- your search term
- how many results you obtained
Then review some of these sources, going no further than three pages into the search result. Critically evaluate the websites you have selected. Find one website that you consider a reliable/credible source and one that you consider false, misleading, or non-factual. Keep in mind that when searching for credible sources you should also determine if your source would be appropriate to use as a scholarly reference (to support your discussions and homework assignments). Please provide the following for BOTH the credible and non-credible choices (complete sentences/paragraph format):
- the name of the website and the link
- the author or group providing this information
- Is this a reliable/credible source? If so, how do you know? OR Is this a non-credible source? If so, how do you know?
- What was the hardest part about sifting through nutrition information? (as a final conclusion paragraph- not needed separately for both websites selected)
NOTE: I want the topic to be about Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight