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Lateral Reading In-Class Activity: Chemeketa Community College Library Guides

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A study from the Stanford History Education Group pitting the reading strategies of professional fact checkers vs PhD Historians vs undergraduate students with regards to evaluating the credibility of online information. In the study, even many of the historians were fooled by professional looking logos and scholarly references. While a bit lengthy, this article is well worth reading when you've got a moment. 

Here is a summary from Inside Higher Ed story. 

Download Lateral Reading: Reading Less and Learning More When Evaluating Digital Information.

What "Reading Laterally" Means

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Theresa Yancey
Salem, Oregon