Evaluating & Selecting Secondary Sources


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Which of the following is an example of a primary source?

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1. What is perhaps the most important thing to find when evaluating a secondary source?

2. Which of the following is an example of a secondary source?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this worksheet, we've included a series of quiz questions that test your knowledge of evaluating and selecting secondary sources. Just a few of the topics covered here include the most important thing to locate while evaluating a secondary source and how particularly good writers treat sources.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to see how well you know:

  • An example of a primary source
  • The most important thing to find when evaluating a secondary source
  • An example of a secondary source
  • What particularly good writers will do with sources
  • What can have an effect on an author's view and argument

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what primary sources look like and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about selecting and evaluating secondary sources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what impacts an author's argument and view

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this subject, we've put together a short lesson called Evaluating & Selecting Secondary Sources for your review. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Differentiate between primary and secondary sources
  • Explain which secondary sources can be counted on to have done good primary source research
  • Tell how to identify an author's bias in a secondary source