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Use the following questions to help you evaluate documents:
- What type of document is it?
- When was the document written?
- What is the author's name and credentials?
- What are the author's opinion and beliefs? Could these have influenced his/her writings?
- What is the document's main points?
- What is the document's tone?
- What is the reason the document was created?
- Did the author want to inform or persuade others? Are there any words that lead you to believe that the author is biased?
- What was the document's purpose?
- Was it intended for a large or small audience?
- Who is the intended/likely audience?
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