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RHET 1312 PSA (Visual Rhetoric) Glover: Who is the creator? Their purpose?

Now that we know more about the library and assignment, we are ready for the next step.  If you have any questions about the library or assignment, please let me or Professor Glover know. In this section you can 1) Watch me explore and evaluate a website using my own PSA, 2) Use the interactive tool to learn about examining and evaluating a website, 3) Watch a bonus video on how purpose can impact credibility and 4) Test what you have learned. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Once you have reviewed all sections and complete the assessment, you are ready move on to the next tab.

Test your Skills

Instructions: Please answer the following questions about evaluating the creator's (organization or company's)  websites..

Where would you likely find how the creator describes itself (ex. mission and purpose)?
main page: 1 votes (100%)
sponsor links: 0 votes (0%)
about us: 0 votes (0%)
contact us: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 1
Can a website be a credible source?
Yes: 0 votes (0%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 0

Bonus Video: Credibilty is Contextual

What can I find out from looking at the creator's website?

Preview: Going to the campaign or its sponsoring organization or agency website will help you begin to evaluate the website and organization for credibility, Credibility depends on many factors including the author, audience and purpose.

 

Explore On Your Own: Examining and Evaluating Websites

Explore: Use this interactive tool to learn how to examine and evaluate websites. You can hover over icons  to get more information or click around  for more examples.