Alba English

Materials for Class

Check for Bias

Sometimes it is obvious that a source is not good. Sometimes it is not.

Bias and Quality practice task

Here are five sources (journal, newspaper)

Bias Quality
Unbiased = 5 High Quality = A
Maybe a bit biased = 3 Medium Quality = B
Totally Biased = 1 Low Quality = C

Satire and April Fools: getting “onioned”

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

Solution: 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…

Solution: Triangulate