Practice evaluating information
Many pages may seem reliable at first, but as you evaluate them you may find that they actually aren't. By looking for clues on different parts of a webpage, you can decide whether it is a reliable source. As you practice this skill, you'll be able to evaluate webpages more quickly and accurately.
Explore the sample webpage below to practice evaluating a webpage. You may want to read through the page first, then click on the labels to evaluate each section.
- What is each site's point of view?
- What can you tell about the authors? Which author likely has more expertise on the subject?
- Does each site use good evidence to support its claims?
- Which site do you think is more reliable?