I need a sources about school uniforms and I need the work cited from where?I'm doing a report about school uniform I need help with works cited from magazines, books, internet... like why should...

I need a sources about school uniforms and I need the work cited from where?

I'm doing a report about school uniform I need help with works cited from magazines, books, internet... like why should kids wear school uniform, if it's from a teacher I need the name of the teacher

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charcunning | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

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Whenever you are searching for sources, it is important to be sure that your sources are credible. Always start by looking at reputable newspapers and magazines.

Also, many times school libraries will have subscriptions to databases such as SIRS and EBSCO where you can find reliable information.

I always tell my students to avoid sites such as wikipedia, about.com and suite101.com because anyone can write information on there, and it is sure to be unreliable.

I have linked you to three sites below: one is New York Times article and one is from USA today. The middle one is from a website that can help you with your thesis statement and your arguments.

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'Tis true. About.com writers are trained journalists held to high standards whose work is reviewed by editors (and, in some cases, by peers, too). Not anyone can contribute to About.com sites, this is not user-generated content like Wiki. The competition to be an editor at About.com is fierce, and all editors go through a long, intense training course. Many have a degree and published credit in their field, and so the content they add to their site is expert fact. There are areas for opinions and user comment, such as blogs and community forums, but those are clearly distinguished from the articles.

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justinquinn | eNotes Newbie

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I hate to dispute the teacher, but About.com is an excellent resource for students AND teachers. The only people who can write articles for them are experts in the topics about which they're writing. Ironically, the teacher cites a New York Times' article, but doesn't realize that About.com is owned and operated by the New York Times Company and its editors are, in some cases, former New York Times editors. There is a rigourous review period for their writers and their Guides receive paychecks for their work just like any other professional. Furthermore, they compete with other industry insiders before being hired, and to even be considered, they must be reputable sources within their field. Most professors and/or teachers accept About.com stories as resources, because they're written by experts.

I know this because I am a Guide at About.com.

The teacher is correct about Suite101.com and Wikipedia, however. I have heard, though, that Wikipedia is strengthening its requirements due to lawsuits that arose out of some fictional information being published about several well-known public figures.

Good luck with your report. I hope this isn't too late.

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