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COMM 301: Writing for Mass Audiences

AP Style Manual

 

Call number: PN 4783 .A83 (most recent edition located in Reference on 1st Floor of Ablah Library). Click the links below for more help, including example citations.

Evaluating Sources

Since almost anyone can publish information on the Internet, it is very important to critically evaluate any information retrieved in order to ensure its quality. Applying the CAARP Test to web sites will help you to make an objective evaluation and eliminate the bad information.

Currency

Accuracy

Authority

Relevance

Purpose

Download the handout below for a more detailed checklist. 

Evaluating Plagiarism

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