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Now is the time to enhance your ability to evaluate sources. You learned the 3 questions for evaluation in IS 101. Now apply them more critically to the sources you encounter in your IS 201 section--and more critically to yourself.
What is it? Why do I care? What does it really say?
You answer these three questions every time you use a source, whether you know it or not.
Whether it is a website or a scholarly journal article...
Whether it is for a 1st-year course or real life...
Start noticing how you answer these questions to ensure your sources are really meeting your needs.
The Three Questions:
What is it: What is the source type and author credibility?
Quick Wikipedia checks are okay! You can also compare what other source say about that source.
Why do I care: Does the source type and author credibility meet your needs?
Decide this at the beginning so you know whether to read the material or find something better.
What does it really say: Perceive how the word choices influence the knowledge.
The author's word choices, included and excluded information, and the aim of the publication all make a difference in how or why you would use a source.