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We’ve discussed evaluating source material this week–but those skills apply to non-scholarly pursuits as well.

Read this article about the reliability of Amazon reviews: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/06/amazon-reviews-thousands-are-fake-heres-how-to-spot-them.html .

Think about all the different kinds of reviews (online or off) that you use before making a purchase (Amazon, Yelp, etc.). Choose one you have used (or go online and simply choose one if you haven’t used one before). Break that review down (briefly quote from it to support your point) and explain how you knew it was or was not reliable.

Remember that these evaluations may not be black and white–you will likely have to explain what was and was not useful.

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