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Praxis Core Research Skills Guide: Assess Credibility & Relevance

A guide to resources for students preparing to take the Praxis Core with a focus on Research Skills for the Writing Test

Praxis Study Guides

The descriptive information about the Core Academic Skills for Educators:  Writing section of the Praxis Core includes the expectation that students will be able to "assess the credibility and relevance of sources".

The sample questions & exercises in various Praxis study guides indicate that students should be able to:

  • Determine whether a source or a piece of information is directly relevant to a research topic

It is recommended that you review the content about evaluation of information sources & the 5 criteria on the CRAAP test on this guide in preparation for the Praxis Core.

Evaluation Criteria


Evaluation Tutorial

From Western Libraries

R is for Relevant