Web Evaluation A-S-P-E-C-T

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Web Evaluation A-S-P-E-C-T by Mind Map: Web Evaluation A-S-P-E-C-T

1. Web Evaluation is a process that helps you see if a website is professionally made.

2. Authority

2.1. The first step in web evaluation is A. A stands for authority. Who wrote it? Was it a professional who studied that field? Have you ever heard of this authors name?

2.2. Does the top level domain have a .com, .edu, .gov, .org. Click on "about us" to find things like names and credentials of the author.

3. Sources

3.1. Make sure there are sources that can back up the information that the website is giving. If you don't recognize the sources, then take the time to evaluate its resources also.

3.2. The next step in Web Evaluation is S. S stands for sources. Where did the author get the information? What dies the article provide. For example are there foot notes,references, bibliography,works cited?

4. Purpose

4.1. The third step is P. P stands for purpose. Is the articles purpose to persuade you? Is it trying to get you to buy something? Does it inform you? Is it too technical? Do you need more information?

4.2. Click on "About us. " This might include things like who created it? Who takes care of the website? How long has the website been around on the internet? Is it for funding?

5. Eveness

5.1. The fourth step is Evenness. Is the information Biased? Is it trying to point you into different directions? Does the article state other points of view?

5.2. Does the article have equal covering? Is there a fact-check? A fact-check just says the website doesn't accept any money or funding. Accepting funds from outside places can lead to bias.

6. Coverage

6.1. The fifth step is coverage. Coverage just says is the information new? Are they're relevant titles?

6.2. Does the website fit your needs? Do you get everything you need off that website? Does it have a bad or good reputation?

7. Timeliness

7.1. The last step is timeliness. Is the website up to date? Is it in the current time?

7.2. The website must be up to date. Sometimes the date is hard to find. If the date says the exact current time and date think twice about using it. The date could have been programmed to today don't make assumptions that it was updated today