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ENG 151: Self-driving Cars: Other Criteria to Consider

Critical Thinking

When you find sources on the open internet, it's not always obvious what you're looking at.
Below are some other things to think about when you find a source on the internet and aren't sure if the information is reliable.

  • What do you know about the source?
  • What do you know about the author? What else have they written?
  • Are you looking at the best results, or just the first results?
  • What do other sources say?
  • How do other sources treat the same information?
  • Can you find the original source of the information? If the author refers to another source or report, try to find it.
  • Do you have the entire story? Has anything been taken out of context?