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ENGL 1301 - Latimer: Evaluation

Evaluation Technique

Lateral Reading - moving away from a source to evaluate it       

Tabs are your friends! 

  • search website name, authors, contributors, etc. 
  • has the source or site been flagged as unreliable or "fake news"? 

Fake news lives outside of text too. Be sure to check:

  • images, videos, memes, GIFs, and infographics 

Evaluate social media

  • does the account look fake or strange?
  • when was the last post?


Fact Checking Websites

ACT UP Method

Why does it matter?

Evaluation is an empowering part of the research process. This step encourages us to think critically about the information we encounter and use.

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