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ENGL 1302 NE Davis: Internet Sources

Evaluate, Evaluate, Evaluate

While it is important to evaluate information from all sources, remember the world wide web is not regulated.  Anyone can post anything on the internet.

Think about:

Accuracy- is this source correct?  how do you know for sure?
Authority- who created the document?  what credentials does she have?
Currency- is this information new or is it older?  why might that matter for your project?
Objectivity- is there apparent bias in this source?  if so, what is the author's agenda?
Scope- how much information about the subject are you getting?  is there "conspicuously absent" information here?

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