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For today's class, we'll be using the 3 sources you brought with you about your topics. Download the worksheet that we'll be using in the activity.
General Evaluation Criteria
There are several types of evaluation criteria that can be implemented when reviewing a source for its credibility, authority, reliability. The basic areas to examine include:
What aspect of your topic does it cover?
What makes this useful compared to another source on the topic?
Who wrote it?
What is their level of expertise regarding the topic?
Who was it written for? (this can also help determine level of potential bias)
4) ObjectivityWhat viewpoints are covered?
What is the tone of the language used?
Can you determine where the author gained his/her information from?
Are there other sources that have similar findings?
When was the information produced?
How does that publication date fit in with what you need?
Comparing Popular & Scholarly Sources