19 Evaluating Sources

In research and most forms of business writing, you must evaluate the source material you find to determine if it is authoritative, expert, or credible. By using sources that do not fall into one of these categories, you may find that your writing is not taken seriously or it will be determined illegitimate because it has no evidence to back up the points you are making.

Review Evaluating Sources for Credibility from NCSU Libraries.

Evaluate a News Story

Instructions: Practice Evaluating a news story by completing the following worksheet using what you learned in the previous chapters, linked content, and the accompanying video tutorials.