Author Credibility: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following are examples of author credibility?

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1. What should you do when you've found an article you'd like to use as a source for a paper or a speech?

2. What sources are NOT considered reliable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your ability to evaluate the credibility of a source. To pass the quiz, you will need to know what makes an author or source credible and what sources are generally not considered reliable and why.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Examples of author credibility
  • What to do when you've found an article you'd like to use as a source
  • Unreliable sources
  • Reasons to reject a source
  • Peer-reviewed articles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on source credibility
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of author credibility
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding source credibility and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as reliable and unreliable sources

Additional Learning

To learn more about author credibility, review the corresponding lesson on Evaluating Author Credibility of a Source. This lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Understand what makes an author credible
  • Know where to look for credible sources
  • Evaluate a source to decide if it is credible or not
  • Know what kind of sources and sites to avoid