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Website evaluation


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Website evaluation

  1. 1. Website Evaluation Source Validity
  2. 2. Why is it important to evaluate source validity?
  3. 3. How can I evaluate source validity?
  4. 4. Web Address Gives us clues on who wrote it, and why they wrote it. Company .com U.S. Government .gov U.S. Military .mil Network .net Non-Profit .org Country .uk, etc Personal Website, etc
  5. 5. Author • The most credible sources list authors, and those authors have authority on the topic.
  6. 6. Purpose: P.I.E. • Persuade: Is the website trying to convince you or something, or to sway your opinion one way or another? • Inform: Does the website present just facts? • Entertain: Is the website trying to keep your attention solely for entertainment purposes?
  7. 7. Publication • Date: What was the original publication date? Has it been updated since? • Broken Links: Do all of the links on the site still work? • Current Information: Is there clearly outdated information?
  8. 8. Note Taking Once you have determined that a site is valid and credible, you may proceed with note taking • Paraphrase by putting into your own terms • Do not copy word for word • Incomplete sentences are okay, and often help you avoid copying verbatim • Focus on essential facts that will help build your argument
  9. 9. Citing Sources Why is this so important?
  10. 10. Citing Sources • Once you have determined that your source is credible, and you have taken information in the form of notes, you MUST cite it. • Gather as much of the following information as possible: • Author (last name, first name) • Title of Webpage • Name of Organization • Date created or updated • URL (Web Address) • Day, Month, Year of access