The ever-growing abundant information available on the web is the best resource for students. We can search the web for any topic. The key is the way we search for information. Often the resulting web pages may contain information that is incorrect and inappropriate, both subject wise and content wise (Green, 2001).

You can take precautions to help insure that students do not find their way to questionable contents. Organizations like schools and libraries may have to use automated software and hardware tools to manage Internet access and usage (Green, 2001).

Despite precautions, students will still come in contact with web pages that have little or no benefits. Thus, it is important that student learn how to evaluate a web page and how to analyze the content of that page. Doing this not only makes them responsible Internet users but also saves them valuable time. (Green, 2001).

1.List three key points from the article.

a.Purpose: Before spending any valuable time on a web page, there are quick ways to determine whether a given page has accurate and useful information related to your topic. .

b.Content: Pay attention to the content of the web site with reference to authority, scope and accuracy. (Green, 2001).

c.Functionality: This is the technical aspect of the website. Make sure that the website has no bugs, has a good load time, most importantly, has a simple navigation.

2.List two critical thinking questions to ask the class about the article.

1.What are the most widely used search engines and how credible is the information provided by them?.

2.How often does it happen that the surfer starts searching a given topic and finally ends up researching a totally different topic?.

3.Explain how this article relates to you or your profession.

My current job is related to Information Technology and this requires me to constantly visit the web for doing research on application design and development.