English Essay

| November 30, 2015

PART 1 DIRECTIONS:

  1. Conduct an Internet search to answer the following question: How did Presidential addresses and Supreme Court rulings begin to change the lives of the American people beginning in the mid-20th century? Note: When conducting your research, do not copy and paste this question into a search engine. Instead, simplify your research by searching key words.
  2. List each of the three sources in the chart provided.
  3. Evaluate each source according to its accuracy, currency, bias, and authority. An example has been completed for you.
Gathering Information Worksheet: Part One
Title and URL Accurate? How do you know? Current? How do you know? Biased or
Unbiased? Explain
Authority? Explain Overall
Reliable?
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/civil-rights-act/

Teaching With Documents:
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Yes, the author cites other well-known, reliable sources Yes, it was written this year (2014) Unbiased because the author shared facts and evidence and not her own opinions Yes, the author has a doctorate in this field Yes
           
           
           

 

PART 2 DIRECTIONS:

 

  1. Use EasyBibor Son of Citation Machine to create MLA citations for each of your sources from Gathering Information Worksheet: Part One.
  2. Write one summary statement, one integrated direct quotation, and one paraphrase statement for each of your three sources, including parenthetical citations for each. An example has been completed for you.
Gathering Information Worksheet: Part Two
MLA Citation Integrated Direct Quotation Summary Statement Paraphrase Statement
“Teaching With Documents: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.” The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2013. According to an article published by the National Archives, “By the late 1970s all branches of the federal government and most state governments had taken at least some action to fulfill the promise of equal protection under the law”(“Teaching With Documents: The Civil Rights of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission”). Nearly every branch of federal and local governments had taken steps towards providing equal protection by the late 1970s, according to an article published by the National Archives(“Teaching With Documents: The Civil Rights of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission”). The National Archives state that late in the 1970s, the federal and state governments were taking steps towards providing equal protection under the law(“Teaching With Documents: The Civil Rights of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission”).
       
       
       

 

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