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WSH ENG101: Evaluating Sources

We will examine how to look critically at sources .


Step 1 - â€‹Watch the top video to the right and answer the following questions:

  • How do algorithms affect what you find on the web? 
  • Are the first page of results always the best results for your topic? Why or why not? 
  • What does a .gov in the web address indicate?

Step 2 - Watch the middle video to the right titled Evaluating Sources for Credibility and answer the following questions:

  • How can you determine if an author is credible? How does the name of the publication detract or add to credibility? 
  • Point of view can impact credibility. How so? 
  • How does the peer review reduce bias?
  • Why is the date of the publication important? 

Step 3 - Watch the bottom video to the right Evaluating Web Sources and answer these questions:

  • How do you evaluate the authority of an author? 
  • Why does the publishing date matter? 
  • What does who publishes and article reveal about the information? 
  • How to you learn about a domain's purpose or mission? 
  • Which is more credible an article that has actual data or one that has a snapshot of information? 
  • How do you make certain the data or information given is accurate? 

Step 4 - Read and understand the information on comparing and corroborating information located in the box to the right.

Step 5 - Move to the next tab for your written assignment.