Answered By: Linda Kern Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016 Views: 26
If this assignment is for AS111, the assignment was clarified to ask for a reliable or credible website, not a scholarly one. Scholarly and reliable are two different ideas.
A source that is scholarly will be reliable. Scholarly sources are (as you know from our video at http://www.screencast.com/t/9F6j6Qv89e !) are evaluated based on the credentials of the author, the intended audience, the level of vocabulary used, the amount of background knowledge needed to understand the content, and the presence of references. Therefore a scholarly web site would be written by PhDs, Masters, or other researchers for PhDs, Masters, or other researchers, using a college level vocabulary. It would require an advanced understanding of the subject to comprehend the information, and it would include references.
There are relatively few scholarly web sites that do not use journal articles or book chapters as their content. Given the extreme rarity of true scholarly web sites (scholarly content formatted originally as an informative web site), I suggest you search for scholarly books and journal articles and search for a reliable web site.
To find a reliable web site about college enrollment, I suggest you Google college enrollment site:.gov and explore some of the sites listed there. Then take a look at the results for college enrollment site:.org. By adding site:.gov or site:.org, you are limiting your results to only government web sites (site:.gov) and only organizations (site:.org). Looks for sites such as the National Center for Education Statistics or the Pew Research Center.
If you need to, feel free to have your professor contact me for more information.
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