Engl Comp Class

A Quick How-To

For your assignment you will need to evaluate your resources based on:

  • Appropriateness - to the topic
  • Credibility - consider author, publisher, site
  • Balance - consider amount of information and bias
  • Timeliness - consider publication date
  • Argument - what is the author arguing for or against

You may also evaluate sources on the 4-R qualities: 

  • Recent
  • Reliable
  • Readable
  • Relevant


Another way to evaluate is using the CRAAP method:

Currency (Recent)

Relevance (Relevant and Readable)

Authority (Reliable)

Accuracy and Verifiability (Reliable)

Purpose (Readable and Relevant)