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READ 104 Reading Mastery (Johnson): Evaluation Rubric

How can we judge quality information on social justice movements?

In class you have discussed the importance of using quality sources of information. In order to do so requires evaluating each source of info you use.

The attached rubric is one assessment tool.

Criteria to Evaluate Information
Assess: Is it the Best Source for your Needs?

  Excellent                      Good                         Not Good               


  • Is the info current enough for your topic?
  • If a website, when was it last updated?


  • What kind of expertise does the author have?
  • How do you know claims are reliable?


  • Does it meet the needs of your assignment?
  • Is it the most relevant info you can find?


  • Is this information balanced or biased?
  • What is the point of view of the author/publisher?
  • Is it written to persuade? Inform? Educate? Amuse?