Lateral reading: technique of evaluating a source by researching the source itself. This includes moving away from the publisher’s site and doing your own independent research on the author, the website or organization that published the source, and fact-checking the article when appropriate. In your group, look at your assigned source and complete the worksheet.
Be prepared to share:
- 2 things you learned about the author and the publisher/website
- Your rating of the source's credibility
- Would you use this as a source for an assignment?