Now that we've got your attention, use this acronym to evaluate the information you find on the web.
C is for currency. When was the website last updated?
R is for relevance. Is the information useful to you?
A is for authority. Who is publishing the information? If it's from Wikipedia, it could be anyone and is not a reliable source.
A is for accuracy. Think about who published it, and if they are likely to be correct. Is a celebrity or a doctor more likely to give accurate health information? Are there references?
P is for purpose or possible bias. Is the author’s purpose to sell, persuade, entertain, or inform?
Be aware of your purpose
Ask questions you want answers for
Be efficient in reading
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