World Wide Web: Questions

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Assignments for Week 3 ENG 102, due Wednesday at midnight:
Read Lester pp. 39-60, “Gathering Sources Online,” and complete the answers to the questions below related to the chapter. Submit with answers written below each question: 1. What are two important things to be aware of when using online rather than print versions of an article? -The text may differ from the original printed version and may even be a digest. -Resist the desire to quote from the abstract and, instead, write a paraphrase of it or find the full text and cite from it. 2. What does .com indicate about a site?

For-profit organizations, selling advertising space, they often charge for access, can be ISP sites 3. For research purposes, when evaluating sites, which two site suffixes should you prefer? .edu and .org

4. List 3 reasons to be careful of .com sites:
-They are selling advertising space; they often charge you for access to their files; they can be ISP sites that people pay to use and to their “material.” 5. What are three ways to check for the professional affiliation of the writer of a Web article? -Opening credits or an email address

- Search for the writer’s home page
-Type the writer’s name in for a list of his or her books 6. What does the acronym URL stand for?
Uniform Resource Locator
7. What does http:// in a Web address mean?
Transmits data
8. What does the domain indicate?
Names the organization feeding information into the server with the suffix to the label of the type of organization 9. What does html stand for and what does it name?
Hypertext markup language; names the computer language used to write the file 10. What is the key difference between subject directory search engines like Yahoo! and Lycos and robot-driven search engines like Google and AltaVista? Directory search engines are human compiled and indexed to guide you to general areas that are then subdivided to specific categories. Robot-driven search engines respond to a...
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