Damir Collins

ENGL 1102: Writing and Rhetoric

Elise Barker

September 30, 2022

Evaluating Sources

2. Reflect on how you did

Were you able to use the SIFT method? Yes

Were your instincts prior to SIFTing accurate? Not really.

3. Explain, in your own words, in which situations you think SIFT is the preferred method and in which situations CRAAP or RADAR would be better.

SIFT method of resource evaluation stands for Stop, Investigate the source, Find better coverage and Trace claims and ideas to original context. It is effective when analyzing online information especially that which is from the different social media platforms. It helps to learn more about the source and the writer before sharing the information online. It also helps keep truck of trusted news sources rather than trusting all news sources. CRAAP test source evaluation method stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. It is used is mostly used to evaluate websites with journal articles and books. It is also effective when limiting the amount of false information shared online. It gives the motion that just because a website looks good it does not mean it is trustworthy. The RADAR test evaluation method stands for Relevance, Authority, Date, Appearance and Reason for writing. It mostly depends on the reason for writing. CRAAP and RADAR test methods may overlap but a user may choose one or the other depending on their preference.

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