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Composition I (ENGL 1113): Evaluating Information Sources
This research guide will help you complete your Comp. I assignments quickly and easily.
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, which monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
This document covers common logical fallacies helpful to know when engaging in civil discourse.
Each of the following sites provide slightly different methods for thinking about the reliability and trustworthiness of various types of information sources. While the specific questions or points to consider when evaluating sources may differ, they all basically emphasize the same issues. It is important to take these items as a whole...very few are 'deal-breakers;" however, if a source 'fails' the majority of the questions or points, you'd be better off not using it.