Reasons to Evaulate Materials
You just can't get any more bottom line than that, and in order to turn in the best project for a good grade you want to choose the best quality resources. That's where evaluating your search results comes in.
Evaluating is a process that you already do every time you make a decision about what to eat, buy, see, or read. You now need to think about it in the academic context. Instead of comparing color, designer, and cut; or make, model, and price; you start investigating is it opinion, true or a hoax; is the article popular, professional, or peer-reviewed among other criteria.
Speaking of CRAAP (currency, relevancy, authority, accuracy, purpose) check out the following video; or, view the following pages where currency, authority, accuracy, purpose, and objectivity/bias are presented in various ways.
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