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Critical Evaluation of Sources Jack Tomlinson The topic I chose for this evaluation is the car. The first source I chose was titled "Cars: A Celebration", an encyclopedia of sorts on the different types of classical cars. The author of this source wants seems to want to accomplish the task of establishing a keen eye and taste for the classic car by choosing a variety of "fascinating" specimens to prove his point that classic cars are still interesting and popular cars. If one were to search for information related to the good aspects of classical cars or just for those that like classic cars, then it would definitely be a valid source. The index contains a list of cars by model and year of production, which is very useful if one were to look for a specific car. The table of contents contains a much more general outlook on the cars, simply by brand of car, but not the specific model of car. The audience of this book seems to be the classic car collector, me (to convince me to enjoy classic cars), and simply the person that likes classic cars. ...read more.


The 2nd source for the car that I chose is the magazine titled "Wired, the Future of the Electric Car". The author of this article seems to want accomplish the task of introducing and persuading the benefits of the electric powered car in hopes of future purchase of the car and possible funding. This article does provide information on the electric car itself and the benefits it would have on ozone depletion recovery for instance. It provides some information on the topic but since it is not actually produced yet it is limited to the amount of info it can provide. It unfortunately does not provide citations from external sources. The audience itself can range from me to the average consumer of cars since he is trying to prove the point of the benefits of electric cars. The language of this article does have some emotion but it does provide promising points on the benefits of the electric car. The author bases his information on theory I imagine since it has not been perfected yet though he does provide specific information. ...read more.


That's how important we think this is, and that's how much stock we place in the future of extended-range electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt." This quote obviously seems to promote its own product, but it does elaborate on the costly effects of attempting to create this electrical powered car. The audience is intended to be us and the car consumers. The author provides very limited information on the production of the car but relies more on the engine and power source of the car which is valid information. The language is somewhat emotional and does contain some bias due to the emotional attachment to the product but it does provide information on how costly this procedure is. Yes it does provide primary sources due to the author being the head of the operation and is watching the production of the car. The source is recent as it was created early this year. The author is quite credible as he is foreseeing the creation of the Ford Volt. There are no generalizations on the information that is provided but there is limited information. Ultimately this source is reliable in the sense that it provides the costs of creating a new powered car but it does contain certain limitations. ...read more.

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