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Public Speaking & Speech Resources: The CRAAP Test

Information resources for preparing and delivering speeches and presentations.

CRAAP Test

Use the CRAAP Test to help you evaluate the information you find for:

Currency
Relevancy
Authority
Accuracy
Purpose

CRAAP Test evaluation criteria - CSU, Chico Library (PDF)

Using the CRAAP Test - Exercise A

Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate the following websites.

Which of these sites would be best to use for a college-level paper or presentation on the following research question: how can new technologies improve the quality of life?

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Video - Evaluating Resources

Using the CRAAP Test - Exercise B

Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate the following websites.

Which of these sites would be best to use for a college-level paper or presentation on the health benefits of green tea?

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Domain Names

The letters at the end of a Web address may provide hints about the owner of the website.

Less regulated:

•.com = commercial site
•.net = network provider
•.org = organization

More regulated:

•.edu = education (school or university)
     ~ = personal website example
•.mil = military website
•.gov = government website

Using the CRAAP Test - Exercise C

Use the CRAAP Test to evaluate the following websites.

Which of these sites would be best to use for a college-level paper or presentation on the effects of pesticides on humans?

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