How to avoid irrelevant and unnecessary information?

Why is omitting information necessary?

  • Some sources of information are not reliable, and provide you with outdated or fake data.

  • Some lack quality, thus making reading a waste of time.

  • Reading all the information causes information overload because there are a lot of texts even on a single sub-topic of a broad topic and reading all of them is neither possible nor necessary.


Therefore, determining the quality, relevance and validity of the information source is extremely important to get just the necessary information.

How to ensure the validity of the information source?

First, ensure that the source is reliable or it can be trusted. This is quite difficult but not impossible. One way to check this is by looking at the citation. Some sites like Wikipedia back up their claims (arguments) with a reference (or the source of that information) to make the article more authentic. So, look for these characteristics. Generally, these types of sites can be trusted. Then, what about the source itself? Judge it by other qualities such as goodwill, fame or reputation, and so on. For example, some news corporations have earned reputation for their reliability such as the BBC. It was quite popular in Nepal during the civil war and people preferred it over the national broadcaster ‘Radio Nepal’.

How to ensure the quality of text?

First of all, judge the writing. If you think it’s not well written or the writer is just an amateur then don’t read it unless you are assured of its reliability. Also, there are sites in the internet which just automate the content based upon your search. Such sites don't have any factual and original content and when you surf two three pages you can know whether the site is automating its content or not. You can also take help of your knowledge and experience to judge if the information is credible.

Be selective with reading to avoid information overload

Don’t read every topic minutely. Read only the important and popular ones more deeply. To know which topic is important is quite a challenging task. However, you should learn a way with this too. For example, when you read about the history of the world, there are some events which should not be avoided, for instance the French revolution, the Renaissance of the 16th century, the two great world wars, etc. Therefore, search for such events and read them. The events which bring about the revolutionary (drastic) change in the life, and lifestyle of people are among the important ones and these should be read. Other unimportant events can be ignored.

Give more preference to the topics of your interests

Read more topics of your interests and don’t waste much time on topics that you are not interested in at all. Don’t worry for the exams because you have many alternatives and so read passionately and in a relaxed manner. I am advising this to you because it will be easy to understand as well as to remember the matters of your interest. Thus, your reading will be more effective.

Choose books over other sources for quality and reliability

If possible read physical books more although a habit to research online is necessary. Whenever you have an option, I recommend books because they will be better in terms of quality and reliability. Also they are good for your mental health too. Online researches cause more stress to you. Because although you get the results instantly you have to struggle really hard to find the required information afterwards.

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