06. EXERCISE: What would you check in this example?

Give students 5 minutes to list all of the checkable facts in this blurb:

The late Zuleika Dobson, CEO of Beerbohm Industries—worth $17.5 million—was the author of the 900-page, 1987 novel My Life as a Pigwig. In her introduction she said, “It’s not fair that CEOs get picked on. – From fact checking at The Nation from The Nation Institute.

Take a few more minutes to go around the room and ask students to each mention a fact from their list. You can check them here. My students found additional two:

  • Is “she” the correct pronoun?
  • Double check that it should be million and not billion.

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