Evaluating Websites for Credibility: Article #1
For now, you will need to click on the URL to your article ONLY, read the article, and look for clues as to its credibility.
You have article #1. Click on the link to that article at the top of this page. Type the title of the article in the box below.
You will need to click on the URL, read the article, and look for clues as to its credibility.
Look at article #1. Who is responsible for publishing this article online?
(Article #1) What type of article is this?
select the best answer
Academic journal or research report
.edu or .gov
educational or other non-profit, non-biased organization
credible news or magazine
Wikipedia or other websites that link to more credible sources
blog or social media
random website with non credible author or no links to credible info
(Article #1) What do you think the author(s) is trying to communicate to the reader?
share their opinion with you
get you to buy something
(Article #1) Why or why not do you trust the creator of this article or website?
Give concrete examples.
(Article #1) When was this article published?
(Article #1) Is this article academically credible?
Yes, it is credible.
Sort of credible, but it's better if I find the original source of information
No, it is not credible.
(Article #1) Why or why not is this article academically credible?
Select the article that is MOST credible.
To do this: Click on the links to the other articles. Look through them carefully. Discuss with your group what their impression of their own article was and why.
WHY is the article you selected above the MOST credible. Give several reasons why.
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