3. Information Literacy
In this world of immediate, easy-to-find news sources, the quality of the information doesn’t quite match the quantity. To be an excellent student and great job candidate, you have to use trustworthy sources for news and information. Information literacy involves being able to recognize bias and skewed facts. Those who are information literate think about the author’s motivation for writing and how their perspective influenced their perception of a particular topic or event. You know those bibliographies teachers are always making you include? They’re important—and the sources you use for research should include them, too.