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Be Informed

Helping students ensure their work is fact and evidence based
Referencing Notice Don't forget to cite and reference your sources. For help see the Junior School or Senior School referencing guides, and / or CiteMaker.
Resource Key

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

Source: Black, S. (2020). Vector graphic courtesy of Vecteezy.

Be informedWhere do you get your news, how do you stay informed, and how do you know what's fact and what's not?

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Newsweek, 25 August 1986, p. 27.

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Be Informed | Background Reading

Level 3Check out these resources if you want to know more about fake news, how information is channeled to you, and how information can be manipulated.

Be informed | What the world is searching on Google now

Level 1Look at the following interactive graphic to see what the world is searching on Google at the moment. How many different languages can you see and recognise?

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