Now you will turn your attention back to your chosen news story and apply what you have learned to evaluate the evidence provided in the story.
In one paragraph, describe the evidence that supports the main idea or thesis of the news story you chose in learning block 1-2 for your final project. What specific data is discussed or referenced? Are any additional research studies discussed? Make sure you are as specific and objective as possible as you explain the data discussed in the news story. Be detailed in your description, providing scientific background cited in the article or discovered in your search process. Are you able to get more information on the original research if you want to? Is there information about where the information was originally published?
Based on the previous analysis, do you feel that the information presented in your news story is valid and reliable? Support your answer with three reasons that are grounded in evidence.
As you complete this assignment, keep in mind that your answers to these questions or similar questions will be part of your Project 1 submission, which is due at the end of this theme. It is recommended that, in addition to entering the answers to the questions below, you save your answers in a Word document that you can refer to later when completing Project 1.