Answered By: Margaret Burke Last Updated: Mar 30, 2016 Views: 143
Thank you for posing this question.
There are many factsors that may subtract from a writer’s credibility. Let me list some of the principal rules you should follow when evaluating a source.
a) Is the Author identified?
b) What are the qualifications/credentials of the Author? Credible sources are written by authors respected in their fields of study.
l c) Objectivity/Bias of Author. Is the author presenting a neutral, objective view of a topic? Or is the author
advocating one specific view of a topic?
l d) Has the author cited his/her sources? Responsible, credible authors will cite their sources so that you can
check the accuracy of and support for what they've written.
l e) Does the text follow the follow the rules of grammar, spelling and literary composition?
I hope that this answers your question. If you have further questions on the subject, please let us know.