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Find an a current news report, editorial, magazine article, or video that makes a claim about child or adolescent development (basically anything that involves human development).


  • Summarize the main points (Claims) the source is trying to get across (1-2 sentences)
  • Describe the evidence that the source use to support the main point.
  • Evaluate the source – Explain where source comes from and why was the source convincing.
  • Write out the citation for the source

Online citation generator – (Links to an external site.)

Note that you will be practicing this exercise in other assignments later on (Scholarly Article Evaluation and then culminating to your Evaluating Claims Paper).


In the News Rubric 5pts

In the News Rubric 5pts

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeScore

5.0 pts

Contains citation, summarizes main points in own words, gives specific analysis of evidence used, provides explanation for evaluation

4.0 pts

Contains citation, summarizes main points in own words, describes specific analysis, vague evaluation

3.0 pts

Citation, summarizes main points in own words, incomplete description of evidence and evaluation

0.0 pts

Does not complete any of the listed bullet points

5.0 pts

Total Points: 5.0

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