Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blogpost #1 Evaluating Sources

Source Evaluation

               A primary source is a source that was were the event occurred and how he or she watched it and experienced it, for example a diary, book or song. A secondary source is writing or making a newscast on something you were not present but you have heard or read about it, for example a textbook or a newscast. After reading and analysing sources during the last few classes I think it is very important to know how to critically analyse sources.  I think this because if you don't know how to analyse sources you will commit a lot of mistakes and get information that can be biased or simply incorrect.  In the video of the analysing sources presentation it shows us how that newscast was biased and exaggerated. They used two different strikes on two different days and put them together to make it look like a huge one. Also if your looking for a quote you should look for all the context because people can cut it to make it look different like in Obama's quote "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." people say he was trying to say that business owners do not deserve the credit for the success of the company but he had another message. Finally when I was younger and didn't know how to analyse sources critically I always got wrong information for my presentations and made a lot of mistakes that could have been correct. I remember that once I got the number of population in Colombia because a bad source. So everyone laughed at me and I felt very embarrassed. 

This is are primary sources:
http://libraryteacher.weebly.com/uploads/3/3/3/2/3332391/3148751.jpg?378
http://faculty.kirkwood.edu/ryost/hist201/jfkdeath.jpg

This is a Secondary Source:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HWNJJHJHL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg