In a recent field experience at a high school, I had the chance to use and implement two methods at the start of a research paper in a 9th grade Language Arts class.
The first is the CRAP method for website credibility. CRAP stands for Currency, Reliability, Authority and Purpose. Under each of these headings are questions that students can answer to help assess the credibility of a website. This method actually stuck with the students. We all think of CRAP as being a bad thing. In this case a CRAP website is a credible and usable source in a research paper. Continue reading