critical forensic literacy activity

critical forensic literacy activity

In this critical forensic literacy activity, you will a warranted claim and illustrate how that warrant is justified by scholarly research. To achieve this, complete the following steps: 


About Critical Forensic Literacy

Critical forensic literacy is the essential thinking ability to recognize the authenticity of information sources and use reasonable judgment to determine if sources of information are evidence-based and plausible (Newsom, Yeung, & Herman, 2018).

You may be thinking, why does this matter? This answer is simple. In an ever-changing world of information flow that includes the advent of social media and underground and fake news means now, more than ever, the ability to decipher sound from unsound public communication and source credibility is paramount to the quality of our lives and the condition of our reality.

The ability to determine quality objective information from that which is manipulative, subjective and “fake” can mean having a choice to make an independent logical conclusion based on real evidence. There is freedom in having the ability to recognize and be able to deconstruct an argument so that you may be conscious of the decisions you are making and the influences you are allowing in your life.

References

Newsom, V., Yeung, M., & Herman, A. (2018). Critical Forensic Literacy: Pathways to Implementation. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting 2018 Resource List. Electronic publication, https://events.educause.edu/~/media/files/events/user-uploads-folder/eli18/ps53/pathways-to-implementation.pdf (Links to an external site.).


Activity Objectives

The goals of this assignment are:

  1. Be able to articulate the process of argument construction.
  2. Demonstrate ability to determine credible sources of information.
  3. Demonstrate ability to present a warranted claim.
  4. Demonstrate ability to construct an ethically and forensically sound message for an audience.
  5. Demonstrate ability to create and analyze ethically responsible messages with forensically accurate and updated sources.

Deliverables

This critical forensic literacy activity has two deliverables:

  • Your warranted claim statement and list of sources
  • Your peer review of another student’s claim posted in this space using the evaluative rubric

Acceptable Scholarly Research

Acceptable scholarly sources meet the following three criteria:

  1. Author with verifiable scholarly credentials.
  2. Publisher that can be verified as a scholarly press.
  3. Verification of scholarly peer review

If you have questions about these criteria, first visit the research module provided in this class by the instructor and campus library system: LBCC Library (Links to an external site.)


Instructions

In this critical forensic literacy activity, you will a warranted claim and illustrate how that warrant is justified by scholarly research. To achieve this, complete the following steps: 

  1. First, state your basic claim: this is your core argument.
  2. List the 5 scholarly sources you are using for your data and evidence
  3. Then, write your warrant statement by discussing the claim in more detail, making direct reference to the data and evidence you found in the 5 scholarly research sources. 
  4. Respond to at least one of your peers’ posts with a critique of their warrant and sources, as appropriate. Use the following critical forensic literacy evaluation rubric to score their post, and explain your scoring in your response.

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