Section Four: Where
- The URL is trustworthy.
- The website design is clear and organized.
- The website is easy to use.
- Contact information is provided.
To complete this section of the checklist, students can look for the type of URL (.com, .edu, .gov, .org), a homepage or navigation menu, advertising or sponsors, and “Contact Us” information.
Section Five: Why
- The purpose (inform, entertain, persuade) is clear.
- The target audience is clear.
To complete this section of the checklist, students can look for titles and subtitles, pictures or graphics, tone or writing style, word choice, and reading level.
When students have completed their evaluation of the website, they will have gathered enough information to determine credibility.
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