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Check That Fact

Check That Fact

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May 2021 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Knowing how to check and challenge information is essential for academic study – and our everyday lives. This practical guide shows you how to be savvy about using sources and improve your information literacy.

  • Learn techniques for efficient and effective fact-checking
  • Find out how to evaluate whether a source is credible
  • Identify and challenge misinformation in academia and beyond.

Super Quick Skills provides the essential building blocks you need to succeed at university - fast. Packed with practical, positive advice on core academic and life skills, you’ll discover focused tips and strategies to use straight away. Whether it’s writing great essays, understanding referencing or managing your wellbeing, find out how to build good habits and progress your skills throughout your studies.

  1. Learn core skills quickly
  2. Apply them right away and see results
  3. Succeed in your studies and in life

Super Quick Skills gives you the foundations you need to confidently navigate the ups and downs of university life.

Why do I need to use sources?
Why do I need to evaluate sources?
How do I know if a source is credible?
How can I tell what type of source I am looking at?
How can I learn more about who created my source?
How can I fact-check a claim?
How can I identify the purpose of a source?
How do I know if a source is worth using?


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Sample Materials & Chapters

Extract: When and how to fact-check

Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris is the Head of Instruction and Engagement at Emory Libraries, Emory University. In this role, she plans library educational programs and engagement initiatives and works with librarians, faculty, and other campus partners to support student learning and student success. She also works with the English Department and offers support around information literacy instruction, outreach and events, research, and library collection development.Prior to joining the Emory Libraries, Sarah worked as an assessment librarian at the University of Texas at Austin and as a first-year experience librarian at Loyola University Chicago.... More About Author