The first part of this assignment will assist you in identifying a topic which you will work with for subsequent activities in the course

Unit 5 Discussion


For the discussion this week, conduct research on the topic you have been working with since Unit 2. Then, in a well-developed  initial post, include the following:

  • A description of your research process
  • Three APA reference entries, each for a credible source related to your topic
  • Beneath each reference entry, include an annotation of the source

Finally, select one of the sources and provide a full evaluation of it in terms of the CRAAP criteria. That is, explain its currency, its relevance, its authority, its accuracy, and its purpose.

The three sources you select may be used, if you wish, in your final annotated bibliography that is due at the end of the unit.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Please review post and response expectations.

Peer Response: Unit 5, Due Sunday by 11:59 pm CT

Unit 5 Discussion


Respond meaningfully to at least one of your peers.

  • Ask a probing or clarifying question.
  • Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
  • Offer, support, or challenge a position
  • Validate an idea with your own experience.

Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.

Please review post and response expectations.

Assignment Purpose:

The first part of this assignment will assist you in identifying a topic which you will work with for subsequent activities in the course. The second part of the assignment helps you articulate what constitutes plagiarism.

Part 1:

In this course you will be using a variety of resources and research tools. This activity will guide you in formulating a topic to use for later assignments in this course.

1. What is something you are curious about? What is something you see out in the world that you want to know more about? Perhaps think of health, business, or socio-cultural issues. Write it here:

Ans: availability and affordability of insulin


(Need help selecting a topic? Review the Research Topic Starting Points for EN 104, EN 106, EN 111, and EN 116 guide from the Herzing University Library. Browse some of the resources linked there for generating topic ideas.

2. Create a Mind Map for your topic in the Credo Reference Database available through the Herzing University Library. You can access the link to that database and view a brief tutorial in the Research Topics Starting Points guide at If you need assistance using this tool, contact the Herzing University Librarians using the contact information in that guide. You might need to play around with how you word your topic.

Did the Mind Map help you narrow your topic? Describe your experience with the Mind Map feature and indicate your narrowed topic:

Ans: Mind map tool was unable to search something about my topic the availability and affordability of insulin. So, in this case I will just search for insulin and another topic that is closer to the socio-economic issues on insulin. I was going to search for availability and affordability of insulin for sub-Saharan Africa. So, this will change my direction in searching in a different data set.

3. Write at least three research questions related to your topic and circle or somehow indicate the one you are most interested in answering:

Ans: Wondering why the price of insulin in the united states was so high of recent compared with some other countries?

In sub-Saharan Africa, how is insulin available and affordable for people with diabetics over there?

who bears the economic burden of diabetics in the forty-six member states of the WHO African place and what are some ways diabetics can be higher averted and handled in the place?

4. Create a thesis statement for your research project. Be sure it meets the characteristics of a “strong” thesis statement as described in the reading for this unit.

Characteristics of a Strong Thesis Statement
· Answers the research question and is adequate for the assignment.
· Takes a position – doesn’t just state facts.
· It is specific and provable.
· It passes the “so what?” test.

Include your thesis statement here:

Ans: the complete value of diabetes is the greatest in those African states that are the poorest, even although they spend the least amount of money on insulin which is the largest direct value of treating diabetes. the excessive fee per capital of diabetes, along with both its direct and indirect fees such as lost years of economically productive labor, suggests that measures advocated with the aid of the UN General Assembly for the prevention and cure of diabetes would improve the properly being of the two poorest African countries.

Part 2:

The following paragraph is from this source:

Spiranec, S., & Mihaela, B. Z. (2010). Information literacy 2.0: Hype or discourse refinement? Journal of Documentation, 66(1), 140-153. doi:

Web 2.0 is currently changing what it means to be an information literate person or community…. The erosion did not begin with Web 2.0 but had started considerably earlier and became evident with the first web document without an identifiable author or indication of origin. Generally, this erosion comes naturally with the advancement towards electronic environments. In the era of print culture the information context was based on textual permanence, unity and identifiable authorship, and was therefore stable. The appearance of Web 1.0 has already undermined that stability by the very nature of digital information which may be easily modified, copied and duplicated. Web 2.0 with its collaborative model of knowledge production and mash-up philosophy finally brought an end to the stability of information context by creating flat and fluid information spaces. (Spiranec & Mihaela, 2010, p. 147)

Below are four examples that display usage of this content. For each one, please determine whether or not plagiarism is present. If you feel a passage is plagiarized, explain why. If you feel it was not plagiarized, explain what necessary details are present that show correct usage.

a. Before computers, books and articles had textual permanence and identifiable authorship. This meant that readers could verify the truthfulness of sources more easily than they can now.

Answer: I feel that this context isn’t plagiarism because it was used as a quote from the book and it was cited correctly.:

b. Spiranec and Mihaela (2010) argue that the Internet has “brought an end to the stability of information context” (p. 147).

Ans: it is misleading use of the cited passage which is not the same as plagiarism.

c. The idea of information literacy began to radically change as soon as text began to be published on the Internet (Spiranec & Mihaela, 2010)

Ans: No plagiarism was used because it was cited where they got the information from.

d. Web 2.0 is currently changing what it means to be an information literate person or community.

Ans: This was defiantly plagiarism because nothing was cited and no quotations was used and the sentence was taken straight from the context.

This activity is adapted from page 85 of Hosier, A., Bullis, D., Bernnard, D., Bobish, G., Holden, I., Hecker, J., . . . Jacobson, T. (2014). The information literacy user’s guide: An open, online textbook. Retrieved from , Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0


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