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Student Research Plan


To define my information needs, I:

  • Understand what I need to do
  • Know how it will be graded or assessed
  • Made a plan with due dates
  • Explored the topic
  • Recorded my inquiry questions and subtopics
  • Have a list of keywords and phrases
  • Started a research folder


To seek, locate and access the resources I need, I:

  • Searched our library online catalog and other libraries, our online databases, and recommended web sites.
  • Located a variety of different kinds of resources.
  • Skimmed text, content pages, including the table of contents, the bibliography or reference section, index, titles, subtitles, pictures and sidebars.
  • Checked to make sure I could understand it.
  • Checked out the resources I need.


To select, process and record, I:

  • Found information or data that meets my needs.
  • Read over each article and took notes using the note taking card template.
  • Put all my papers together in a research folder.
  • Recorded my resources using the bibliography card template.
  • Organized my data by subtopic.
  • Checked to be sure I had enough data.

To use and share my information, I:

  • Reviewed the assignment or task description.
  • Decided on a sharing format, if the teacher let's us choose.
  • Made a sharing plan.
  • Gathered things I need.
  • Created the product/presentation.
  • Practiced, then shared my new idea.

To analyze and synthesize, I

  • Looked for similarities and differences.
  • Discovered what was fact and what was fiction.
  • Organized, classified, and categorized.
  • Made a discovery.
  • Came to a conclusion or asked a new question.

To reflect and evaluate my work, I:

  • Talked with my teacher about my research project.
  • Thought about what I did well and how I can do it better.
  • Reflected on how and why the information I learned is important.
Adapted from The Big 6: Informtion and Technology Skills

 

 

 

 
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