Critical Literacy

Read critically. Conduct a rhetorical analysis and CRAAP Test to evaluate the veracity of information and to glean insights into about information design.

Critical literacy

Related Concepts: Critical Thinking; Problem Solving; Critical Theory

Educated readers engage in critical literacy practices: they question information They question it’s currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose (Blakeslee 2004):

CurrencyHas the writer clarified the currency of the information?
RelevanceIs the information relevant?
AuthorityWhat research methods were employed?
How credible are the author(s) and publisher?
Was the article/composition peer reviewed?
AccuracyHow accurate is the information?
PurposeWhat is the writer’s purpose?

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