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ENGL 1A: Critical Thinking & Writing (Swenson)

This research guide was created for the ENGL 1A.


Group Activity 1

In this activity, your group will work together to identify if a source is popular or scholarly. Be prepare to share, "why".

Group Activity 2

In this activity, you will evaluate this source based on the CRAAP test. To add context to this source, your topic is supposed to be on the impact of tiktok on its users during the pandemic (this will be important when you come to the "R" in CRAAP).

C - Currency: When was the information published or posted? Is it current or did it get published more than 10 years ago?

R - Relevancy: Does the information relate to your topic or answer your question?

A - Authority: Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor? Is the author qualified to write on the topic? 

A - Accuracy: Is the information supported by evidence or facts?

P - Purpose: What is the purpose of the information? Is it to inform, teach, sell, entertain or persuade?