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Learning Exercise: Website evaluation

Website evaluation
This tutorial establishes criteria for evaluating websites and provides examples for each criterion.
Course: Courses that require a research paper, high school English classes, college English 101 classes


Submitted by:
Amy Harris
Date Last Modified:
May 16, 2007


After completing this tutorial individually, groups of 3-4 students will look at and evaluate two websites using the criteria set forth in the tutorial. They will then decide which, if any, of the websites they would include in a research paper. If time allows, groups could come together and discuss what they learned and what was surprising to them. Sample websites for evaluation:



  • College General Ed
  • College Lower Division
  • High School


Research, web evaluation


Basic web searching skills

Learning Objectives

Students will learn how to evaluate websites and choose appropriate resources for their research assignments.

Type of Task

  • Group
  • Student-centered


Students will provide thoughtful reasons to include or exclude a particular website from a research paper.