Study Skills - critical thinking

Malc Prentice

Under construction. Just collecting links for now.

Satire and April Fools: getting "onioned"

When you do not read critically enough, sometimes you even believe things that are written to be funny.

Your turn

Of these articles, some are jokes and some are real. Can you tell the difference? How?

A: (link)

B: (link)

C: (link)

D: (link)

E: (link)

F: (link)

F: (link)

G: (link)

How do you tell the difference? Read critically!

1) Checking the source

Some sources are usually reliable. Some are usually not.

However, even reliable sources sometimes print things that are not true (either deliberately on April Fools, or by accident), so...

2) Check AT LEAST TWO other DIFFERENT sources, to see if it is also reported there.