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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 the webpage, you can decide whether it is a reliable source. As you practice this skill, you will 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, and then click on the labels to evaluate each section.
Go to the following two sites: Man on the Moon - A Rethink and The Great Moon Hoax.
- 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?