Evaluating Websites with CRAAP
|College writing must be more than opinion and must be supported by credible, reliable sources. Although it’s often easy to find webpages on any topic, it is harder to find webpages that are credible, reliable sources. Reading module 3 of your textbook this week, you learned about the CRAAP test, which is a method for evaluating sources that works particularly well for webpages. In this discussion board, we’re going to practice using the CRAAP test, discuss why it’s important to be careful when using webpages as sources, and use the CRAAP test elements for determining if a webpage is a suitable source.|
|Prepare: Read module 3 of your textbook and review the CRAAP Test handout. Watch Web Pages: Determining Authority and Web Pages: Determining Currency. Then, find a webpage that relates to your research question (you can use this webpage on your annotated bibliography). Examine your chosen web page for currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose.|
|Reflect: Consider why it is important to evaluate any webpages that you plan to rely on for information. Reflect on the elements of the CRAAP test and explain how each one indicates the credibility and reliability of a source.|
Be sure to include the correctly formatted APA reference for the webpage that you found at the end of your discussion.
Your initial post should contain a minimum of 350 words written in complete sentences. It must answer all aspects of the prompt (refer to “Think about it this way” below). It must be posted by 11:59 Thursday evening. Correctly cite the source of any information that you use in your posts.
|Guided Response: You must reply to at least two classmates. As you reply to your classmates, attempt to take the conversation further by examining their claims or arguments in more depth or responding to the posts that they make to you. Post your two peer responses during the week to maximize the opportunity for vigorous discussion.
Think about it this way…
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