Question 15 - Test I Reading and Language Arts Practice Test for the GACE

A sixth grade student is asked to write a persuasive essay about a controversial topic in the community. Part of the assignment requires the student to find two credible sources to support her position. What three elements should the student consider when evaluating sources for credibility?

A. how long the source is (length of text)
B. potential bias by the author
C. the source’s use of evidence, both type of evidence and source of evidence
D. the authority of the author to write about the topic
E. how many “likes” the source has received
F. the level of vocabulary used by the author

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