A is for Authority
A stands for Authority. It helps you remember to evaluate the "who" of an information source.
Watch the A is for Authority video to:
- learn about authority
- know what questions to ask when you are evaluating the authority of a source
Using the TRAP method
We've done T, and R. The third step in the TRAP method process is to evaluate the authority of a source—A.
You can ask these questions to check a source's authority:
Stop and Think
Will checking your source's relevance help you get a better grade on this assignment, or an upcoming assignment?
If you don't know whether a source was created by someone with authority, ask your professor. You can call, send an email, or visit them during office hours.