The term Information Timeline refers to the way that information is produced and distributed, and how it changes over time. Usually it's used to describe the progression of media coverage relating to a particular newsworthy event or topic. Understanding how the information timeline works will help you to know what kinds of information may be available on your topic as you locate and evaluate research sources.
The development of the information timeline is connected to the amount of time after an event:
For this assignment, you will be searching for one primary source, one secondary source, and one tertiary source that you are considering using to assist you in answering your research question. Continue researching on the same topic you selected and create a statement at the top of the paper stating your research topic. You will submit a citation, an image of each source, and a statement analysis of at least 75-100 words for each source.
Keep in mind that primary, secondary, and tertiary sources can come in many forms. Check out the different forms in this library guide to assist you in selecting a form for each source. For example, a primary source can be an artifact, photograph, interview, or a speech to name a few forms.
The purpose of this assignment is to work on analyzing primary, secondary, and tertiary source. Your goal is to analyze your source excerpt as deeply and as thoroughly as possible. Do not simply provide a general summary or overview of your source. Think concretely and critically about its content, its historical context, the cultural values that shape it, and its relevance to your research. What are the author’s tone, style, and argument? What are the source's strengths and weaknesses? Read between the lines to discover its biases and assumptions. Depending on the nature of the primary source you select, the source may be as short as a paragraph or two or as long as dozens of pages.
In structuring your primary, secondary, and tertiary 75-100 word statement analysis for each source, you must address the following questions below. You do not need to address the questions in order, but be sure that you address all questions that are relevant to your sources. Your 75-100 word analysis statement for each source must be a polished piece of writing. I will grade it for both content and style.
Content of Source
Relevance of the Source