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ENG 151: Information Literacy - Source Evaluation

Practice Evaluating a Source: Social Media

Evaluate a source using what you learned today. 

Evaluate it on your own first, then discuss the following prompts with your group. You'll be asked to report on what you discussed about your source, so be sure to choose a speaker for your group.

  1. What kind of source is this? (Popular, scholarly, something else?) How do you know?
  2. How did you evaluate it? Describe either the criteria used or what you found when you investigated the source.
  3. Would you use it for your college research? Why or why not?

Source 1: Americans’ Social Media Use

Source 2: Understanding the Science of Social Media

Source 3: Social media use can be positive for mental health and well-being

Source 4: 13 Positive Effects of Social Media on Our Society Today

Source 5: The Social Media Use of College students: Exploring Identity Development, Learning Support, and Parallel Use

Source 6: How Social Media is Reshaping Today’s Education System