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This assignment was developed for students in CJF 101 Criminal Justice who attend a 1-hour library session. This session is aligned with the Integrative and Global Learning core competencies.

This session seeks to introduce students to critical evaluation as the important skill that involves questioning different elements of an information resource to determine its authority on the topic it addresses. Students will practice this process by engaging in a discussion about the reliability of a specific resource. They will be encouraged to contribute to an in depth evaluation of a resource as a group.

This session will give students the chance to develop integrative learning by guiding them through a complete evaluation of information media related to their prospective field. They will learn how to navigate information in a digital format, deconstruct an argument and recognize different types of authority.

Alternate URL to the supplemental slides:

LaGuardia’s Core Competencies and Communication Abilities

Main Course Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be introduced to the concept of library academic resources
  • Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of information


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