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CRE 101/103, Thomas: Critical Thinking: News & Bias

Use this guide for CRE 101.

For the second assignment, you will:
think critically
learn tips for evaluating a website
find tips for spotting fake news
explore bias in the news
review sites for objectivity

What is Critical Thinking?

from Macat

Evaluate Websites

google search

The following are some general, basic criteria to consider when evaluating resources:  

Does the information presented seem accurate?
Are the facts verifiable?

Who is the author?
What expertise does he or she have on this topic?
Who sponsors the site?

What is the stated purpose of the site?
Examine the "About..." or "Mission" links on a web page.
What position or opinion is presented and does it seem biased?
What kind of sites does this one link to?

On what date was the page created?
Do you need more current information?
Do links on the site still work?

Would you quote information from this site in a college research paper?


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