SUS 102 LAB SUBMISSION SUMMARY LAB: INFORMATION LITERACY – FALL 2018

Student Name: Fadi Alabidi

Lab Date/Time: 10-05-2018/ 2:00pm Lab TA: Stephen

Remember Submission Guidelines – All your answers should be in red text

You will have six days to submit this lab submission.

It is due at midnight the day before you have your lab section.

Write-ups need to be typed using full sentences and should answer all questions fully.

Write-ups are submitted online in Canvas IN TEXT, PDF or DOC formats.

(Mac users beware – the system cannot deal with NOTE or PAGES formatted documents)

You will be submitting your own summary of your group and individual discussions. Submit your answers to the following questions:

Exercise One: Documentary

1.1 What type of images are you shown?

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Which of these images are meant to elicit an emotional response?

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1.2 Concentrate on the people in the video (i.e., who are they, what are their jobs?). For each person interviewed, decide if they are for or against mountaintop removal mining. What was the basis of their argument? Did they consider all sides of the argument? Were the arguments based on economic concerns, science, emotion, or something else? For your write-up, choose 2 of these people. You can review the video at home if you need to! (Choices are:Mike Maynor, Randy Huffman, Jack Spadaro, Chris Hamilton, Dr. Ben Stout, Governor Joe Manchin, Anita Miller, Ken Hechler, Bo Webb or Debbie Jarrell)

Question Person One Person Two
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Are they for or against mountaintop removal mining? Insert your answer in red here Insert your answer in red here
What was the basis of their argument? Insert your answer in red here Insert your answer in red here
Did they consider all sides of the argument? Insert your answer in red here Insert your answer in red here
Were the arguments based on economic concerns, science, emotion, or something else? Insert your answer in red here Insert your answer in red here

1.3 To help you evaluate mountaintop removal mining, are there any types of people that you’d like to have seen interviewed in this video?

Probably more people who have experienced or

What questions might you have wanted to ask them?

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1.4 Did your opinion on mountaintop removal mining change after your group discussion and analysis of the video’s presentation?

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Exercise Two: Websites

1.5 How does the PBS newshour coverage compare to the NPR story. Which site provides more in-depth coverage of the issue? Remember to use specific examples from each source to support your answer.

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1.6 What are the core issues in the mountain top removal debate?

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1.7 How did viewing the helicopter video change your ideas about the coverage you have seen?

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Exercise Three: Print Fact Book

1.8 Who produced this fact book?

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How does that influence how you view the arguments and facts posted in this document?

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1.9 How does bias, or conflict of interest, influence what facts are presented in the factbook?

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If there is an inherent bias or agenda to one view point (i.e., a document written by an environmental organization, or by an industry group), does this necessarily mean that the information cannot be trusted?

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1.10 What are the essential claims made by this fact book? Were you convinced?

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1.11 What statements in this document could you identify that conflict with what you have read and seen in the other material from the lab?

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Exercise Four: To do at home – REMEMBER YOU MUST DO ONLINE RESEARCH TO COMPLETE THESE

1.12 What is the URL, date, and author?

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1.13 Summarize what new information the webpage provides.

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1.14 Who runs the website? Do they seem to be a reliable source? Do they have a clear agenda?

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