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Information Literacy Toolkit

Why Use Sources Exercise

Assignment Description

This exercise, created by Dr. Susan Schorn, Writing Flag Coordinator for the University of Texas, teaches students why they should cite sources and how evidence strengthens their arguments.  This is usually assigned as a group exercise in class but could also be assigned as a take-home exercise.

Instructors are encouraged to use it as is or swap out the example passages for passages related to their course content.  

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