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CLIP - Growth or Fixed Mindsets: Articles from the internet

Getting started: some articles from websites with good reputations

These are some articles that I found by:
1. Doing a Google search
2. Choosing articles from websites that I knew had a good reputation
3. Choosing articles from websites that I did not already know - but then investigating them to learn if they had a reputation for being reliable, or not. 

If you do your own Google searches

Good researchers always ask at least these questions about every website they might want to use for research:

Questions about the AUTHOR:

1. WHO wrote it? The author might be one person, but it's important to know what institution (business, newspaper, university, organization, etc. takes responsibility for the website). 

2. QUALIFICATIONS: What kind of expertise or knowledge do the authors say they have that qualifies them to talk about the topic?

3. REPUTATION: What do other people say about how trustworthy they are? (Google them and find out)

Questions about the TEXT:

1. PURPOSE: Why are they telling us this? No one creates a website by accident. Understanding what their purpose is helps us understand their point of view and the audience they are writing for.

2. CREDIBILITY: How strong and logical is their argument?

3. EVIDENCE: What kind of evidence is given, and where is it from? Do I trust those sources?

If you want any professor to accept your use of a website as a resource, you should be able to answer all of these questions clearly to show why you believe the website is a good source of information.