Evalaluating Sources Research Paper: Source Evaluation (Coursework Sample)
Click here link to download a copy of The C.R.A.A.P. Test Worksheet. Make sure you fill out the worksheet in its entirety—otherwise the test will not be accurate. If the total for the source is 35+ points, it's a good indication that it is credible (remember, though, the more points the better, and the only way for the C.R.A.A.P. test to work is to be as honest as possible when evaluating each source). If the source scores less than 35 points, look for another source.
After you find a credible source that can be used for your persuasive essay, identify it in the textbox below (don't worry about formatting right now—we'll discuss APA/MLA later on this term). Then, explain how the source fared with the C.R.A.A.P test by answering the following questions in one fully developed paragraph:
What were the total points the source earned on the test?
Where did it earn the most amount of points? How did it earn these points?
Where did it earn the least amount of points? Why did it lose points here?
Ultimately, how will this source help support the main argument (or counterargument) of your essay?
The source in this case earned a total of forty one points, when evaluated under the C.R.A.A.P. test. This is relative to the fact that the source earned nine points under the currency category relative to the fact that it is discussing one of the current crisis in Europe associated with the refugee influx. It also scored a six on the relevance category, nine on the authority, eight on the accuracy and nine on the purpose. This brings the total to 41 (Exner, 2016).
The paper managed to earn some high points on a number of categories including currency, authority and purpose (Exner, 2016). With reference to the currency of the source, the refugee crisis is one that is top of the main agendas. The article was published in 2016 and even though the information has not been updated it is up to date relative to the current affairs in the European nations. The source also earned some high points on the authority relative to the fact that, it is associate...
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