Evaluating websites takes practice. We have already looked at some basic techniques you can use, but these techniques may not work on every website you find. You will often need to use your critical thinking skills to make a good judgment.
Questions you should ask yourself whenever you review a website:
- Is the Information relevant?
- What is the site’s purpose?
- What is the site’s top-level domain?
- Is the information current?
Practice evaluating sites
By looking for clues on different parts of a web page, you can decide whether the information is reliable. As you practice this skill, you’ll be able to evaluate web pages more quickly and accurately.
Becoming familiar with the anatomy of a webpage and using critical thinking skills will aid in finding accurate information.