As a reader, you’ll want to know that the things you’re taking in and allowing into your mind are true. You won’t want to waste your time on material that lies to you or doesn’t provide you with any value. But how you can make sure to do that?
Trust The Writer
So first of all, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re only ever reading work by a writer that you trust. If you like a writer, and you believe their thoughts, and ideas, and opinions to be true, then this is a good start. If you question the writer’s integrity all of the time, then this is definitely a warning sign. So, in general, it’s a good idea to stick to reading reputable writer’s work.
Look For Tell-All Signs
However, if you are exploring a new book, a new writer, or a new website, then look out for the signs that can make you realize that something isn’t true. Sensationalism or bias is often something to be weary of. A lot of the time, titles can be misleading, and the content you read may not live up to it – so bear this in mind.
Ask The Experts
And finally, you could always ask your librarian for their advice! As you can see from the infographic below, librarians are the perfect people to help you to find credible sources and to spot fake news. So if you want to make sure that you’re reading a reliable source, always ask the experts!
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