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WRIT 340: Advanced Writing Communication for Engineers

Research Guide for students in WRIT 340 Engineering.

CRAAP Test

Information can come from a variety of sources. Knowing the author's background, publication process, and audience area few of the ways to evaluation your source.

A popular method to evaluating sources is the CRAAP test:

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Scholarly vs. Popular Articles

Specific characteristics help identify if a source is scholarly or popular. 

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