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Website Evaluation Paper Argument Development

Website Evaluation Paper

As part of a business, you will write reports that may impact decisions. Having the best information available is important; therefore, knowing how to assess websites is critical. You have been asked to evaluate the quality of one of the following websites. Would you recommend this site as a credible site to someone in your business? Why or why not? What issues should the business keep in mind? Address the topics of currency, authority, objectivity, accuracy, and coverage as well as any other information you think appropriate. Keep in mind that you are critically evaluating how the website you have chosen addresses these areas of concern. You do not just explain what the website has on its pages. You critically analyze how these areas of concern impact your evaluation of the website as a credible resource for your business.

Your Task. This assignment is not a group assignment. Pick one (1) website from the list above. Identify the type of site (advocacy, news, information, e-commerce, personal). Using information available to you, evaluate the site using the criteria to assess a quality Web page?authority, currency, coverage, objectivity, and accuracy.

Take a critical look at the website. Assess the value of the website and answering the question: Would you recommend this website as a valuable source of accurate information? Support your answer. Do not just list what you found at the site, work information about the various topics?currency, authority, objectivity, accuracy, and coverage?into your assessment.

Master Rubric Checksheet


Criteria Elements
1. Problem Identification Topic/Problem:
___Clear statement of topic
___Key problem(s) identified
___Sustained throughout paper

2. Argument Development Argument:
___Collection/presentation of research
___ Analysis of research to support the topic
___ Detailed and thoroughly developed

3. Supporting Evidence Supporting evidence:
___Good detail/specificity throughout the paper,
___Directly related to problem/topic
___From a credible source

4. Conclusions Conclusions/Recommendations:
___Address key problems identified
___Follow logic of supporting evidence

5. Consistency with Codes or Universal Ethical Principles Student Code of Conduct/Universal Ethical Principles:
___States code/principle used
___Code/principle consistently applied in analysis
___Recommendation(s) consistent with code/principle used

6. Logical Organization

___Clear Introduction
___Smooth transitions & flow
7. Mechanics Grammar, punctuation, spelling, and other mechanics
__3 errors per page average
__2 errors per page average
__1 error (or less) per page average

8. Writing Writing:
___Appropriate business language.
___Sources are properly cited.
___Appropriate style (formal/informal) and tone (negative/positive)

9. Visual Appearance Appearance:
___Appropriate formatting for tables, graphs, and figures.
___Title page if appropriate.
___Followed directions

10. Disciplinary
Disciplinary Characteristics
___Word choice appropriate to the discipline.
___Vocabulary shows business understanding.
___No slang.


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The site for Venue Restaurant and Lounge is designed to advertise the
restaurants, with locations in Lincoln and Kearny, Nebraska. The site includes
information that visitors to a restaurant may want to consider, before choosing where
to eat. Directions to both locations, hours of operation, hours of bar operation and
menus are all accessible from the home page. The site includes menu bars for
searching desired information. It also includes a brief mission statement. The
establishment also offers conference rooms. Phone numbers to both locations are
provided, for making reservations and for purchasing gift cards. Photos of dining
areas, conference rooms and menu items are also included, within the various pages
of the site.
Authority and Authorship
It is clear, from the tone and language used in the site content, that the author
or authors of the site are the owners, or representatives of the owners, of the eating
establishments. Use of language like "you will find everything there is to know about
who we are" (, 2011), makes it clear that the owners want to make the
site personal for visitors. While restaurants are not typically researched in an
academic sense, they are researched by potential patrons, when looking for a
suitable or new place to eat. The apparent authors are owners of the restaurant.
They are not experts in an academic field, though their chefs and the establishment
may have won awards for culinary expertise and service.
There is an affiliation to the site, from an organization known as OrderEze,
which provides web hosting and web design capabilities to restaurants. There is a
link to the service, from the restaurant pages. There is no link from to
Venue Restaurant and Lounge. There is a link to Urban Spoon, which is a site for
ranking local restaurants. A link from Urban Spoon to the ...

Solution Summary

Website evaluation paper argument development is examined.