Created by Professor James D'Amico at Indiana University, this tool will help you evaluate websites as you research online.
What do you think?
S Speaker, who is that person?
O Occasion, why is this person speaking, what in history happened that caused this person to be speaking now?
A Audience: who will this message affect, who is listening, what types of language are being used, what is the message that the speaker is trying to convey?
P Purpose, what is the speaker hoping to gain?
S Source, where is the information coming from, WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, HOW?
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