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Verifying Editorial Claims

Verifying Editorial Claims

In this assignment, you will search for an editorial in the Newspaper source database through EBSCOhost.  You will identify its claim, as well as labeling which statements are fact and which statements are opinion.  You will then source a factual claim from the editorial.  Lastly, you will create a journal entry describing the steps you went through to find the editorial and source its factual claim.


Connect to EBSCOhost. Choose EBSCOhost Research Databases, and then select Newspaper Source and/or Newspaper Source Plus from the list.

In the search box, type in the word "editorial" and click search. Review the editorials from the results list and select the one you want to use for this assignment.

Print out the editorial.  On the paper copy, note factual claims by writing an “f” and opinions by writing an “o” in the margin next to the statement.  Choose one factual claim and source it. That means, verify it by an independent source.

Using NoodleTools, create a citation of the editorial and of the factual source, and a notecard including a quote from the source verifying the editorial claim.  In NoodleTools, put your project into the “Verifying Editorial Claims Fall 2018” inbox.  

Lastly, on a separate notecard, write a journal entry describing your thought process as you went through these steps.

Student outcome should be:

  1. Printed copy of editorial, annotated with f for facts and o for opinions.
  2. Citation in NoodleTools of newspaper editorial and factual source.
  3. Notecard from factual source
  4. Notecard describing the thought process of the assignment.