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AndHS_Big6 Finding Bias: Step 4: Use of Information

Use the Information

(Big 6 is a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem.)

STEP 4:  USE OF INFORMATION

Ask, "How can I best use each source?  What information in each source is useful?"

  • Read, listen, view, and touch carefully to acquire information
  • Distinguish facts from opinion
  • Accurately and completely summarize/paraphrase the main idea from the source
  • Accurately cite sources

 

Bias and slanted vocab and phrases

When reading through your articles, make sure to look for specific vocabulary words that show bias, are inflamatory or are slanted one way.

ex: “Obama creates international incident with ‘selfie’ at Mandela service” (Fox News)

“appallingly spoiled” (Foxnews)

“shook the hand of Raul Castro…nauseating” (Foxnews)

“The Obama selfie: Harmless or Tasteless?” (CNN)

“it was more like a carnival atmosphere, not at all morbid” (CNN)

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