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ENG1020 English Composition - Fall 2018: C.R.A.A.P. Test

C.R.A.A.P. Test

Currency 

  • When was the information written or published? 
  • Has it been updated?
  • Is it out of date for your topic?
  • Are the links functional?

Relevance

  • Does the information answer your research question?
  • Who is the intended audience?
  • Is the information at an appropriate level?

Authority

  • Is the author a person, company, or organization?
  • Is the author an expert on the subject?
  • Is contact information included?
  • Does the URL reveal anything?

 Accuracy

  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Can you verify the information?
  • Is it peer reviewed?
  • Does the language seem unbiased?
  • Are there spelling, grammatical or other typographical errors?

Purpose

  • Is the purpose to inform / teach / sell / entertain / persuade?
  • Do the authors make their intentions clear?
  • Is the point of view objective?