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PSYC 101 - General Psychology - Doherty

Rhetorical Triangle

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Rhetorical Triangle

You can use the rhetorical triangle to evaluate information. 

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Author

Look at the competence and expertise of the author in the area they are writing. 

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Audience

Consider who the information is written for and whether you fit into that group.

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Purpose

Use the context of where the information is found as well as the context within which it was written.

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HACC Library: Journals Title-Quick Search

Use the Journals A-Z Title Search to determine whether a magazine, journal or newspaper is available in one of the HACC Library databases.

Scholarly Versus Popular Sources (HACC Video)