Checklist for Trusting Internet Sources

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The first document is a 6 step checklist for students to evaluate if their Internet source can be trusted. The 6 steps are spelling, author's identity, author's credentials, date of publication, educational/information nature of the website (college/university affiliation, advertisement prevalence), and corroboration with other sources. The second document is similar, but more detailed, along with a section to take notes from the source towards proving your thesis/claim.

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December 2015
Great resource! The CRAP test is exactly what I needed. I am giving an extra credit assignment for students who bring in bogus news stories from social media platforms. Students can find stories such as "Mars to be the size of the full moon" or "the Earth will be in 4 days of darkness" or "Abraham Lincoln owned slaves" or whatever. I'm going to try this resource next semester. Thanks for sharing.
December 2013
Really helpful resource. All students are capable of using this tool.