Evaluating Information

Introduction and Pre-Excercises




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Not all information is equally valuable. Retrieved information must be carefully examined to determine its usefulness and quality. The following exercise will illustrate the importance of evaluating the information you find.

You are writing a paper for your college English class on AIDS research and you have found the following information sources.  Look at each source below carefully, and determine if it would be appropriate for your assignment.  If appropriate, select "Yes"; otherwise select "No".
   

This would be an appropriate source for my assignment.

Yes
No

This would be an appropriate source for my assignment.

Yes
No

This would be an appropriate source for my assignment.

Yes
No

This would be an appropriate source for my assignment.

Yes
No

This would be an appropriate source for my assignment.

Yes
No

This would be an appropriate source for my assignment.

Yes
No