# 1

Who.......the source and end-user of the information

  Start by touching your thumb on one hand and asking yourself:

                  1 a. Who created this information? Are they experts? (credentials etc.?)

  Next, touch your other thumb and ask yourself: 

 

                              b. Who is this information for?

Who

Who..... a. & b.

Who

  b.

  a.

# 2

 Next, touch your other  index finger and ask yourself:  

  Who

  a.

What

 a. 

What..... a. & b.

  Who

  b.

What

 b.

What.........the reason the information exists

Start by touching your index finger on the first hand you started with and ask yourself:

 2 a. What is the purpose of the information?

  b. What kind of information is it: fact, opinion, propaganda?

# 3

  Next, touch your other  middle finger and ask yourself:  

  Who

  a.

 What

 a.

Where

 a.

Where..... a. & b.

  Who

  b.

 What

 b.

Where

 b.

Where.........the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content

Start by touching your middle finger on the first hand you started with and ask yourself:

  3 a.  Where does the information come from? Sponsor/Publisher/Other?

  b. Where do I find contact information and citations?

# 4

  Next, touch your other  ring finger and ask yourself:  

  Who

  a.

 What

 a. 

 Where

 a.

 a

When

When..... a. & b.

  Who

  b.

 What

 b.

 Where

 b.

 b.

When

When.........the timeliness of the information

Start by touching your ring finger on the first hand you started with and ask yourself:

  4 a.  When was this information published /created /or posted?

  b. When was this information revised or updated? 

# 5

  Next, touch your other little finger and ask yourself:  

  Who

  a.

 What

 a. 

 Where

 a.

 a.

 When

Why

  a.

Why..... a. & b.

  Who

  b.

 What

 b.

 Where

 b.

 b.

 When

Why

  b. 

Why.........the importance of the information for your needs 

Start by touching your little finger on the first hand you started with and ask yourself:

  5 a. Why is this information appropriate; or not appropriate, for my purpose? 

 b. Why is this information more useful; or not as useful than another one?

 

# 6

  Next, touch your other palm and ask yourself:  

  Who

  a.

 What

 a.

 Where

 a.

 a.

 When

 Why

  a.

How

 a.

How..... a. & b.

 Who

  b.

 What

 b.

 Where

 b.

 b.

 When

 Why

  b. 

 How

 b.

* How.........the design, form and functions of the information*

 Start by touching your palm on the first hand you started with and ask yourself:

  6 a. How does this information get my attention? *(creative techniques,values, points of view etc.)

  b. How does this information discourage my attention?

Looking through this analytic lense, 

critically evaluate  your subject.

Now that you have done the 6 steps, asking 12 questions...

 Form a heart with your fingers and hands...

Then...