Evaluating the Absurd: A Lesson in Critical Thinking
The College Success course taught at Polk State College introduces library resources and support services available to students. In a critical thinking and information literacy assignment, students are supposed to learn how to differentiate between a valid Web page and one that is questionable. They use problem-solving strategies to evaluate website validity. That process is guided by a rubric that helps them identify the credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, support, design, and technology of the website.