Consider Source Authenticity

It’s Columbus Day!

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Click here for more Columbus info from Britannica.

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When you are researching — don’t forget to consider the source of the information.

Once you have established the legitimacy of the source, consider the author and the author’s goal. It may have been written as a spoof or as propaganda.

If the material has been translated from another language, you should remember that there often are nuances or variations in how words are used in different languages.

Today’s Assignment:

Write a creative nonfiction short story about Christopher Columbus.