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Evaluating Resources

Checking your emotion

Do you have a strong reaction to the information you see (e.g., joy, pride, anger)? If so, slow down before you share or use that information.  

We tend to react quickly and with less thought to things that evoke strong feelings. By pausing, you give your brain time to process your initial response and to analyze the information more critically. Then you are better able to make use of the "Four Moves" described above.

 Evaluating Online Sources: A Toolkit Source: Rowan University CC-BY-NC-SA