When was it published? Are their references current? Is currently important for your topic?
Does the info relate to my topic? What audience is it written for? Is it at an appropriate level for my needs?
Who is the author/organization? Are they qualified? Is it edited or peer-reviewed
Where does the information come from? Are there references? Are there errors, broken links etc.?
What's the purpose of the information? Advertising? Scholarly work? Opinion? Is there bias? Who is the intended audience?
Adapted from Meriam Library, California State University, Chico California
All these areas tell us a lot about the article, without reading through the entire article.
Avoid difficult articles - if you do not understand sections as you skim, then move on to an article that you do understand.