Health & Science Literacy

Checkology Skill: Lateral Reading

Lateral reading is looking at many sources to verifying what you are reading and can help you to determine credibility, intent, and biases. Chances are you have already used some lateral reading, but here are a few tips on how lateral reading can help us ensure information and sources are true and credible. Tip one: Look at other sources. What do other sources have to say about the topic, source, and/or author? Tip 2: Use ‘click restraint’. Don’t just click on the first source you see in your search. For more on lateral reading watch the video.

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