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Kosempel Eng Comp 1 Activity

For Information Literacy

Activity

Look at each article in the list below: 

  1. Open the articles
  2. SKIM each (do not read the entire article); pay attention to information ABOUT the article
  3. Think about what we discussed about audience type, content information, and the purpose of the article.
  4. Go to your assigned whiteboard in the classroom.
  5. With others in your group, identify whether the article is for a general audience or for an academic audience.  List at least 3 characteristics for each article that helped you make your decision.

A Digital Divide

How to skim an article

  • Read the title and any additional information below or near the title.
  • Identify the author and anything you can find out about him/her.
  • Determine the "source" - publication or website the article/webpage is from - what do you know or what can you determine about that source?
  • Read the first paragraph or first several sentences.
  • Read the first sentence of paragraphs further on in the article.
  • Read any headings or noticeable quotes or call-outs in the margins.
  • Go to the end of the article and see what information about the author, source, or content is provided.