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Considering Rhetorical Situation in Source Evaluation: CRAAPRs Evaluation Tool

CRAAPRs

  • CURRENCY
  • RELEVANCE
  • AUTHORITY
  • ACCURACY
  • PURPOSE
  • RHETORICAL SITUATION

Examples of Source Use

Breitbart

Weekly World News

ExxonMobil Climate Change Research

Wikipedia

Comments Section

Primary

Analysis of language, framing, coverage

Humor, satire, “fake news” examination

Comparing climate change data between different types of sponsors

Accuracy and timeliness of Wikipedia articles; analysis of quality of sources

Explore/examine public perception/reaction to something

Secondary

Conservative perspective on current events

Climate change data

Tertiary

Encyclopedia, establish basic factual information