Students will be able to critically evaluate appropriately authoritative and relevant sources to substantiate the analysis of their text's rhetorical situation.
Love, Rebekah. "Information Literacy Principles: Authority is Constructed and Contextual." YouTube, uploaded by Rebekah L, 7 July 2016, youtu.be/oU2CxDsNBJE.
According to the Association of College & Research Libraries, authority is constructed and contextual. Information resources reflect their creators’ expertise and credibility, and are evaluated based on the information need and the context in which the information will be used. Authority is constructed in that various communities may recognize different types of authority. It is contextual in that the information need may help to determine the level of authority required.
"Authority is Constructed and Contextual." Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Association of College & Research Libraries, 11 Jan. 2016, http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework#authority.