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ENC 1101 (C. Smith): Web Site Evaluation

This is a guide for students in Professor Crystal Smith's ENC 1101 classes.

Why Evaluate Websites

For two very critical reasons:

  • Anyone can create a website and put anything on the web.
  • Unlike traditional print sources (like newspapers), editors or fact-checkers do not check the facts in web resources to ensure their accuracy. It is up to you to evaluate the accuracy of a website.

Website Evaluation - ABC3 Method

What Makes a Credible Site

  • Expertise
  • Intent to inform
  • Editing BEFORE publication
  • Research

Evaluation Rubric

Subject Guide

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