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Evaluating Internet Sources

It is very important that you learn to critically evaluate web sources. It is far easier to publish to the web then it is to get a book published, there is no editor or lawyer checking facts. If you get a source from a library or use your textbook, someone checked to see it met agreed upon standards. Web publishing does not require any of these steps be taken. When you look at a site, here are some things to check for to ensure that the information you obtain is truthful and accurate.

  • Is there an author listed on the page? Does it give you links to his/her home page? Can you tell if he/she has good credentials for posting this information?
  • Did you check the information you found here against your own general knowledge or knowledge of the topic gained elsewhere? Remember, if you can find errors, there are probably more that you haven’t spotted.
  • Is the page affiliated to an organization? If you are looking at abortion as a topic, information obtained from NOW will be a lot different then that obtained from a site associated with National Right to Life. Both sites will be interested in making a point.
  • Does the information on the page correspond to information that you have found elsewhere? If so, then the page is probably a good one, especially if it is linked from a page you have already found useful.
  • Does the page list a date it was created and the date it was last updated? If you need current information, a web page that was created and last updated five years ago will not be very helpful.
  • Finally, if you are still not sure, ask your parents or teachers for a second opinion.

Make sure that you get the bibliographic information needed to cite this source in the paper. Generally you will need to include the title of the page, the URL, author if supplied, affiliation of the page if any and date of access. To make sure that the bibliographic citation is correct, please use Noodletools.

Calendar

December 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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4
  • RCIA Meeting - Intro @ Chapel
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  • Advent Penance Service
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  • Advent Penance Service
8
  • School Closed - Immaculate Conception
  • Swimming @ Upper Darby
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Scholastic PBP v. Malvern Prep (home)
9
  • Boys & Girls Varsity Indoor Track Ursinus College Invite
  • Boys JV Basketball v Imhotep (Away)
10
  • Second Sunday of Advent
  • Cheerleading: Philadelphia Catholic League/District 12
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Westchester U. Showcase v. Coatesville (at WCU)
11
  • 8th p RCIA Meeting
12
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Haverford School (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Haverford School (Home)
13
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Radnor (Home)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball v. Cheltenham (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball. Cheltenham (Home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Cheltenham (home)
14
  • CSC Meeting
15
  • Boys Indoor Track T&FCA of GP @ Lehigh University
  • CSC collection ends
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
  • Boys Varsity Basketball All-City Classic v. Shipley @ McDevitt
  • Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ DVGTCA Lehigh University
16
  • Christmas Caroling at Nursing Homes (tentative)
  • Boys Freshmen Basketball v. Cristo Rey (Away)
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Cristo Rey
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Coaches v. Cancer v. Plymouth-Whitemarsh @Wood
17
  • Third Sunday of Advent
  • Christmas Concert
18
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Episcopal Academy
19
  • Progress Report Data Available Online
  • Christmas Break
  • CSC Christmas Toy Delivery
  • Boys Freshman Basketball @ Episcopal Academy
20
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Varsity Basketball v. Constitution (home)
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Constitution (home)
21
  • Christmas Break
  • Advent Liturgy
  • Archbishop’s Christmas Party (CSC)
22
  • Christmas Break
  • The following school districts will NOT be bussing HOME: Great Valley, Methacton, Radnor, Springford
  • Dismissal
  • Boys Freshman Basketball @ Salesianum
  • Boys JV Basketball @ Salesianum
  • Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ DVGTCA Lehigh University
23
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Indoor Track T&FCA of GP @ Leigh University
  • Boys Varsity Basketball WC Prep Holiday Showcase v. Our Savior Lutheran (NY) @Drexel Univ
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25
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
26
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
27
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys JV Basketball v. Shipley (home)
28
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
29
  • School Closed - Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Break
  • Boys Freshman Basketball Devon Holiday Prep Tourney (TBA)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Scholastic PBP v. Abington @ Philly U
30
  • Boys Freshman Basketball Devon Holiday Prep Tourney (TBA)
  • Christmas Break
  • Girls, Boys Indoor Track Ocean Breeze Holiday Festival @ Staten Island
  • Boys Varsity Basketball Big Game Hoops v. Salesianum (DE) @ Interior
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