Research Resources
       

Research Resources

Task Definition
- Define the task
- Identify information needed to do the task
Information Seeking Strategies
- Brainstorm all possible sources (include human and text sources)
-Determine which sources are the best
Location and Access
- Locate sources
- Find information within sources
Use of Information
- Engage (read, hear, view or touch)
- Evaluate your sources/information
- Take out important information (paraphrasing, notetaking)
- Cite your sources
Synthesis
- Organize information
- Create a product
Evaulation
- Judge the product
- Judge the process

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                                                 Super Three Resources 

What is the Super3?

The Super3 contains the same basic elements as the Big6, but is written for younger students to understand.

The process includes the following steps:

    1.  Plan - (Beginning)

When students get an assignment or a task, BEFORE they start doing anything, they should think:

    *  What am I supposed to do?
    *  What will it look like if I do a really good job?
    *  What do I need to find out to do a good job?

Big6 Steps:

    * Task Definition
    * Information Seeking Strategies

    2.  Do - (Middle)

In the Middle the students DO the activity. This is where they read, view, tell, mae a picture, etc.

Big6 Steps:

    * Location and Access
    * Use of Information
    * Synthesis

    3.  Review - (End)

Before finishing the product and turning it in, students should stop and think - Is this done?

    *  Did I do what I was supposed to do?
    *  Do I feel ok about this?
    *  Should I do something else before I turn it in?

Big6 Steps:

    * Evaluation