Objectives and Outline

Supporting Your Ideas

By Sarah Stone Watt, Ph.D.
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Combine multiple forms of evidence to support your ideas.
  • Differentiate between the three types of testimony, and know when to use each one.
  • Navigate the library holdings and distinguish between the types of information found in each section.
  • Evaluate source credibility and appropriateness for your speech.
  • Explain plagiarism and implement strategies to avoid it.
  • Apply chapter concepts in review questions and activities.

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction
  • Personal and Professional Knowledge
    • Personal Testimony
    • Interviews
  • Library Resources
    • Books
    • Periodicals
    • Full Text Databases
  • Internet Resources
    • Search Engines
    • Defining Search Terms
    • Websites
    • Government Documents
  • Evaluating Information
  • Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
    • Style Sheets
    • Plagiarism
  • Conclusion
  • Module¬†Activities
  • Glossary
  • References