In this section, you learned about analyzing sources to verify that they are current, relevant, authoritative, accurate, and purposeful. In this exercise, you will apply what you have learned to assess the usefulness of some articles.
Focusing on the “Authority” aspect of the C.R.A.A.P. test, read one of the sources you researched and consider the authors and their credentials. After you have read the source, write a 200-250 word paragraph providing your opinion of the authority of the source using the established guidelines. Remember, you are not stating your opinion of the article but rather your justification of why or why not the article meets the authority test.
Write a short paragraph addressing each of the following sections, developing 1 to 2 sentences evaluating each aspect of CRAAP:
Refer back to the content pages about for a list of questions and topics to consider with each C.R.A.A.P. section. Finally, write a summary closing statement for the paragraph indicating why you think the resource is worth utilizing for topic.