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ENGL 100 Wiley: Evaluating Sources

Evaluating Sources

We've covered how to find resources and how to cite them, but how do you know if what you found is appropriate for your research needs? What about how accurate it is? Or how do you determine bias?

Learning Objectives:

  • Use CRAAP test or PROVEN to evaluate resources
  • Understand the importance of evaluating information
  • Use lateral reading to fact check websites

Examine the publication or website you are reading for bias

Media Bias Chart 2021

                media bias chart

 

 

Although people disagree with how bias in these publications and news outlets are characterized, this illustration shows how both liberal and conservative viewpoints range from moderate to radical to irresponsible.

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