Web Literacy: Right Site
|Life Skills||Web Literacy|
as you said, don't waste your time
even clicking on the things that aren't relevant.
When you do your Google search,
if something comes up and it doesn't have
the words you're looking for in it,
just don't click on it.
Don't go down the rabbit hole.
You will be able to tell pretty quickly
if something's gonna be relevant.
But what we're really talking about here is
how you know once you've clicked
if the page you're looking at is gonna help you.
You can't spend your time
reading every word of every page you click on.
Or you'll waste your entire time
and won't have any time to do your actual research.
So what you need to do is look for clues.
What's the title of the page? Does that seem relevant?
Then scan it through and there should be headers.
You'll see -- Go onto any page on Shmoop
and every few paragraphs there's a header
that kind of tells you what's coming next.
That's how you can say,
"Oh, okay, yeah. This is a page on Thomas Jefferson.
But it doesn't have exactly the information I'm looking for
because the headers are "Birth and Early Career"
and I'm looking for information about his death."
Or something like that.
So really just doing a quick scan first
and seeing what the headers are, what the key words are.
Skim the page. See if you can
check out by organization if it's gonna have
the information you're looking for.
And if it doesn't, just skip it.
Just move on and find something else.
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How can you tell if a website is relevant at all?
What are some clues?
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Is it worth doing a quick scan before reading?
Like, come on, people.