Accuracy is the assessment that the information provided in a source is likely to be correct.
Since it is almost impossible to be 100% certain of a source’s accuracy, your answer needs to talk in terms of the ‘degree of potential accuracy’:
Extremely - Very – Somewhat – Rarely – Not very
To assess the accuracy of a source, ask questions like:
Demonstrating source accuracy in your writing:
There may be some doubt about the accuracy of the source because it is a modern website that lacks the author’s credentials and, as a result, it is difficult to know if the information provided is wholly correct.
This journal article appears to be very accurate because Anderson is a Cambridge military historian and has been studying Roman army tactics for thirty years.