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Business Planning: Help

This guide provides basic resources for starting and growing a business.

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CRAAP Test - Evaluation Criteria

Evaluate your information using the CRAAP test. Based on what you discover, go back and brainstorm and re-search some more.

C urrency
How new (or old) is the information? 
Is the information out of date for your topic?
R elevance
Does the information address your topic, thesis and supporting arguments? 
Is it at an appropriate level (i.e not too elementary or too advanced?)
A uthority
Who wrote the information? Individual or institution? Are they credible?
Are the author's credentials or qualifications given?
Is there author's contact information?
A ccuracy
Is the information consistent with other sources? 
Does the information seem biased?
Are there spelling or grammar mistakes?
P urpose
Why was the information created? To persuade? To educate? To sell something?
Do the authors/sponsors make their intentions clear?
Are there political, cultural, institutional or personal biases and opinions?

 

STARS Tutorial: Students Tackle Academic Research Skills

STARS Tutorial is designed to teach you how to find credible and reliable information. It should take about two hours to complete.

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Suzanne Bernsten
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201O TLC Building
517-483-1944
bernss@lcc.edu

Liaison to Business and Economics, English, and ESOL