Step 5: Evaluating your Sources

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Source Evaluation

There are 3 important questions to answer when evaluating sources:

  1. Who's behind the information?

  2. What's the evidence?

  3. What do other sources say?

Below, you'll find 3 assignments to help you practice each skill. Then, you need to ask these 3 questions of your own research before moving on.

If there's a problem with one or more of your sources, it's better to find another source now, rather then after you've started writing.

Intro to Who's behind this information? Saturday School - Student Materials

1. Who's behind the information?


Intro to What's the evidence? Saturday School - Student Materials

2. What's the evidence?


Intro to What Do Other Sources Say? Saturday School - Student Materials

3. What do other sources say?