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Checking sources for assignments

Checking sources for assignments In-Person / Online


The quality of your dissertation or assignment is directly related to the quality of the sources you use, so knowing how to fact check and evaluate is important to your success at University, as well as future jobs. This workshop covers how to avoid 'fake' academic journals and investigate academic, news media, and social media sources using the SIFT method.

 Key areas covered

  • Advantages of using academic sources in assignments​
  • How to spot predatory journals or fake academic publications​
  • Using the SIFT fact checking method​
  • Digital skills for verifying information found via academic, news media, and social media sources 
  • Where to look for reliable sources

Essex students: book your place here!

We encourage students to book onto our workshops via CareerHub in order to keep a record of their learning

Don't have access to CareerHub? You can register below.

It's not a requirement to preregister for our online workshops. You can decide on the day to join a session by clicking the Zoom link provided: https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/95648621597?from=addon

Monday 9 October 2023
10:30 - 11:15
Time Zone:
UK, Ireland, Lisbon Time (change)
  Academic Staff     Postgraduate - Research     Postgraduate - Taught     Undergraduate  
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