All assignment information sources* must be high quality from second year.
|1st Year Expectations||2nd Year Expectations|
|Uses subject readings and locates minimum required decent sources||Capable of independently locating ample high-quality information sources|
*Academic, scholarly or credible books, book chapters, journal articles, webpages, reports, etc.
At all times, you need to make sure you are finding good quality sources
The CRAAP test is a useful checklist for evaluating sources using the following criteria:
Each criteria has a number of related questions - you can see these by clicking on the different tabs above. Use these as a guide to help you evaluate your sources.
This video gives a short introduction to using the CRAAP test to evaluate sources.
New or old?
For some subjects, the most recent, up to date information is essential. In others, historical information may be important too. Check your subject outline or with your lecturer to see how recent your assignment sources need to be.
Is the information what you really need?
Who wrote it?
Is the information reliable and correct?
Why does this information exist?
You need to find information for an assignment. Your topic is:
Evaluate the pros and cons of essay assessment in higher education.
You have identified a number of information sources, but are they of sufficient quality to use in your assignment?
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