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Evaluating Sources.

LearningSkillsHub

Evaluating Sources.

In academic work, it is vital to ensure that you are using good quality sources. One reason for this is that it’s often part of the marking criteria, but it is also important because using good quality sources helps you develop your argument and deepen your thinking. 

This page looks at some of the principles of evaluating information, and there are additional resources at the end to take things further. 

Contents

1 Landing page

2 Learning Outcomes

3 Who wrote it?

4 Why does it exist?

5 Is it relevant?

6 Assess your learning

7 Reflect and feedback

8 Extend your learning

Author: David Bedford
Co-created by: Jodie Calleja
Last updated: August 2020