CRAAPTESTnegative

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NAME ________________________________________ PERIOD __________________
CRAAP test for websites (a variation on SOAPStone) – In other words is it any good?
Provide the following:
Author:
Currency: The timeliness of the information.
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For what Occasion or why was the information published? ___________________________________
⃞ yes ⃞ no
Is the information old or outdated?
⃞ yes ⃞ no
Does your topic require current information?
⃞ yes ⃞ no
Are the links broken?
Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
 Who is the intended Audience? _________________________________________________________
Title of page (in quotes):
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Does the information only tangentially relate to your Subject or question?
⃞ yes
⃞ no
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Is the information too elementary or too advanced?
Is this your only source?
Would you avoid citing this source in your research paper?
⃞ yes
⃞ yes
⃞ yes
⃞ no
⃞ no
⃞ no
Authority: The source of the information.
Title of website (italicized):
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Who is the Speaker/author/publisher/source/sponsor? _______________________________________
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Who is the intended Audience? _________________________________________________________
⃞ yes ⃞ no
Is the author anonymous or without credentials?
⃞ yes ⃞ no
Is the contact information, such as a publisher or email address, missing?
What does the URL reveal about the author or source?
⃞ .com ⃞.edu ⃞.gov ⃞.org .net ⃞ OTHER
Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
Publisher of website:
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From where does the information come? ___________________________________________________
⃞ yes ⃞ no
Does the information lack evidence?
⃞ yes ⃞ no
The information is only found on this website.
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Does the language or Tone seem biased and emotional?
⃞ yes
⃞ no
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Are there spelling, grammar or typographical errors
⃞ yes
⃞ no
Purpose: The reason the information exists.
Date published:
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What is the Purpose of the information?
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Are the intentions or purpose of the website unclear?
Does the point of view appear subjective and partial?
⃞ yes
⃞ yes
⃞ no
⃞ no
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Are there political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases?
⃞ yes
⃞ no
⃞ inform ⃞ teach ⃞ sell ⃞ entertain ⃞ persuade
Is your information
?
Total Number of ____ yes
____ no
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