The Internet is a rich source of information -- and a prolific dispenser of misinformation.
Taken from "Education World" , Robert Harris, a professor of English at Southern California College suggests students look at:
|Is the information relevant to the question at hand? Am I on the right track?|
|Is the information suitable to my age and core values?|
|How much information do I need? Is the depth of coverage adequate?|
|When was the information published or last updated?|
|Who is the author of the information? What are his or her qualifications?|
|Why was this information written? Was it written to inform me, persuade me, entertain me, or sell me something?|