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These are the articles & websites we used in the in-class exercise on Oct. 2. Not all of these may be good to use for your writing assignments - some of them are deeply flawed. You decide! Use the CRAAP test to evaluate them.
|The internet is the global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information.|
EVALUATING INFORMATION -- Applying the CRAAP Test
(borrowed from Meriam Library - California State University, Chico)
When you search for information, you're going to find lots of it . . . but is it good information? You will have to determine that for yourself, and the
CRAAP Test can help. The CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help you evaluate the information you find. Different criteria will be more or less important depending on your situation or need.
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
Authority: The source of the information.
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Purpose: The reason the information exists.