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COMM 218 Stratton: Evaluating & citing sources for presentations


Let's give SIFT a try.

Get into groups of 3-4.

  • Select one group member to take notes.
  • Identify another group member who will present your findings to the class. 

Download your copy of the SIFT Practice sheet below. You will be asked to use SIFT to evaluate an article that would be considered a weak source:

Media Use and Screen Time - Its Impact on Children, Adolescents, and Families
American College of Pediatricians – May 2020


NOTE: You do not need to read the entire article, but use each step in SIFT to explain why you think your academic audience could challenge the validity and reliability of this source.