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ENG 151: Using the SIFT Method to Evaluate Information

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the ENG 151 information literacy unit, students will be able to:

  • Given a claim, be able to verify if it is true or not.
  • Given a source, determine if it is reliable and trustworthy.
  • Find the original source of a story, study, image, etc.
  • Find a better source on a topic and be able to explain why it is better.
  • Determine if a source is popular or scholarly.

What We're Covering Today

  • Kahoot - kahoot.it
  • Where Source Evaluation Fits into the Research Process
  • Publication process
    • Scholarly vs popular
    • Peer-review
    • Formats
  • SIFT method for Source Evaluation
  • Practice