THINK CRITICALLY!

Evaluate a website using the C.A.R.S. Strategy

The strategy...C.A.R.S.

Credibility:

Evidence of credibility and reliability of content are important.

Accuracy:

Information needs to be up to date, factual, detailed, exact, and comprehensive.

Reasonableness:

Reasonableness involves examining the information for fairness, objectivity, and moderation.

Support

Support and evidence for the writer’s argument from other sources strengthens their credibility.

The checklist...

BASIC CRITICAL LITERACY CHECKLIST

* What is the website's perspective/point of view?

* Who/what is left out or seems to be missing from the website?

* Do you agree with the points the website is making? WHY do you agree/disagree?

* Are the points made by the website supported by evidence? What evidence is given?

* Is the evidence credible? What are the sources of the evidence?

* Does the website use valid reasoning? Is the website reasonable?

* Does the website present a balanced picture of the issue?

* How would you describe the “tone” of the website?

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The Task..."Save the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus"

* Visit the website provided in the link below.
* Use the C.A.R.S. strategy as you read the content of the site.
* Complete your paper copy of the checklist.
* Write any notes/thoughts/ideas you want on the bottom of your checklist.
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