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CRAAP Test: CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose.

Evaluating Sources

Evaluating the currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose of sources you find is a crucial step in the process of writing research. The questions you ask are similar whether you are looking at books, journal articles, magazine articles, Web pages, audio files, or film clippings. Evaluating information encourages you to think critically and make decisions whether the source is appropriate for your paper/topic/class/assignment.

In this class, we are going to use the CRAAP Test (yes, that is the name :-) to detemine if a source, whether in-print or online, is valid and reliable, and can be included in your research paper.

Bridge Resources

IN CLASS ACTIVITY.

Below you will find some articles on the topic of the "debt ceiling"

As a group, apply the CRAAP test and see if these are sources you can use in your paper.

Additional Resources

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Which Sources to Use?