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Carly L.
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Subject: Library and Information Science

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Please explain how to evaluate and determine what information found online would be useful in school work and research.

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Answer:

You can use the CRAAP evaluation method to determine if information found online is credible and reliable enough to be used in research and school work. CRAAP process stands for: C Currency-Timeliness of the information. When was the information published or posted? Has the information been revised or updated? Is the information current or out-of date for your topic? Are the links functional? R Relevance-The Importance of the information for your needs. Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question? Who is the intended audience? Is the information at an appropriate level (i.e. not too elementary or advanced for your needs)? Have you looked at a variety of sources before determining this is one you will use? Would you be comfortable using this source for a research paper? A Authority-The source of the Information. Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given? What are the author's credentials or organizational affiliations given? What are the author's qualifications to write on the topic? Is there contact information, such as a publisher or e-mail address? Does the URL reveal anything about the author or source? examples: .com (commercial), .edu (educational), .gov (U.S. government) .org (nonprofit organization), or .net (network) A Accuracy-The reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content. Where does the information come from? Is the information supported by evidence? Has the information been reviewed or refereed? Can you verify any of the information in another source or from personal knowledge? Does the language or tone seem biased and free of emotion? Are there spelling, grammar, or other typographical errors? P Purpose-Reason why the information exists. What is the purpose of the information? to inform? teach? sell? entertain? persuade? Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions or purpose clear? Is the information fact? opinion? propaganda? Does the point of view appear objective and impartial? Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional, or personal biases?

Subject: Literature

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Discuss the the symbolism behind the turtle on the Highway in John Steinbeck's 'Grapes of Wrath'.

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The Turtle and his journey to the other side of the highway is a metaphor for the Joad family. Like the turtle facing adverse terrain and death on the road to get across the street, the Joad family are facing a huge journey across the country in search of a better life. The turtle succeeds across the street despite being hit by a car and actually brings seeds to the other side of the road as well as surviving. The Joad family keeps moving as well, despite setbacks along the way. The physical composition of a turtle harkens to the Joad's lugging all of their possessions on their slow vehicle just like a turtle carries his 'home' around with him on his back. The turtle moves slow, steady, and determined, just as the Joads packed up their lives and move slowly, but surely in hopes of a new life awaiting them in California. They have no choice but to look forward and follow a new path.

Subject: US History

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What factor or factors led to the end of The Great Depression?

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There wasn't one single factor leading to the end of The Great Depression, however there were several forming the perfect storm to bring the US out of economic turmoil. Franklin D Roosevelt's The New Deal was a major factor, in kick starting recovery. The New Deal consisted of the "three Rs'" "Relief" "Recovery" and "Reform" leading to economic improvement as well as two phases: The First New Deal (1933-1934) and Second New Deal (1935-1936) The New Deal created government infrastructure projects and with that more jobs through the Government, not to mention the creation of such systems as Social Security, which provides a safety net to elderly citizens no longer to work and tenant farmers and migrant workers. In fact, many of the Federal Programs created with the New Deal are still Government Programs in the present, like Social Security, Federal Housing Administration, and The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. In addition to the New Deal, World War Two is another major factor leading to the end of the Great Depression. Once the US entered World War Two, there was immediate increase in manufacturing and production with the war effort. In combination with the New Deal, economic growth soared because much of the war effort industry were contracts with the Federal Government. This combination led to increasing GNP and growing the labor force. By the time World War Two was coming to a close, a dark chapter in US History was coming to a close and a new prosperous period was about to begin.

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