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WRIT 101 (Jana Parsons): Getting Started: Writing and Research Resources

This guide is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the research process and related concepts in order to complete your writing and research assignments.

Research Handouts and Materials

Evaluating Sources with the CRAAP Test Activity

CRAAP Test Activity:

Face-to-Face: Groups Online: Individual
In a small group, use the CRAAP test worksheet to begin evaluating the source provided by working through the questions (approximately 15 mins) On your own, select one of the three sources to evaluate. Use the CRAAP test worksheet to begin evaluating the source by working through the questions (approximately 15 mins)

Discussion: Groups will report back about the process (approximately 10 mins):

  • Tell us about the source. Did it pass the CRAAP test?
  • What areas were easy to evaluate? What areas were difficult?
  • Was there any disagreement between group members during this process?
  • Now that you've practiced using the CRAAP test, how confident are you that you can apply that CRAAP test on your own?
  • Do you have any questions about this process?

Reflection: You reflect on your experience applying the CRAAP test in writing (approximately 10 mins):

  • Did your source pass the CRAAP test?
  • What areas were easy to evaluate? What areas were difficult?
  • Did you have any moments of indecision or hesitation about how to answer the evaluation questions?
  • Now that you've practiced using the CRAAP test, how confident are you that you can apply the CRAAP test on your own?
  • Do you have any questions about this process?

 

Sources to Evaluate:

Great Falls College Academic Success Center - Writing Tutors

General Information

The Academic Success Center offers tutoring in a range of subjects, including writing, for Great Falls College students. To schedule a tutoring session, visit the Academic Success Center website. Appointments can be in-person or virtual. 

Online Writing Submissions

You can also submit your written work online for review and feedback from tutors. Tutors can provide feedback on the following: understanding the assignment, brainstorming, outlining, conducting research, introduction/conclusion, main idea/thesis development, organization, content development, focus of paragraphs, transitions, or citations. You can submit your assignment using the Online Writing Submission Form.

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