- Thinking about research - this Research Packet will help you get started!
- How are your going to collect and organize your information? What works for you?
- Print (note cards or notebook)
- Digital (Google Doc Forms, Slides etc.)
- What resources can you use to find information?
- Encyclopedia Britannica - Background Knowledge
- Books - Background Knowledge
- Newsela - Newspaper Articles
- Websites - Organization/Articles
- YouTube - Media clips
- How do I know if they are reliable sources?
- CRAAP TEST - A way to evaluate Information
What are some things to consider when I am reading and beginning to take notes?
Note Taking Strategy
- Record information
- Record source citation information
- Organize your notes
- Skim and scan to identify if the source (newspaper, magazine or journal article etc.) is going to be helpful to you.
- Once it has been identified then close reading and understanding is required to identify sections within the source you can use to support your argument/assignment.
- You will then need to paraphrase. This helps you understand the material. Do not paraphrase more than 3 or 4 sentences at a time. Make sure you are paraphrasing one idea at a time in your own words.
- Make sure you can identify and cite every idea you paraphrase.
- When deciding on a note-taking method. It is a good idea to also include the citation and direct quote from the original source so that so that you can go back and review if needed
- Do I know how to cite sources or what to use to cite sources? Review the Citation page for resources to help you cite sources.
- What is a good way to outline or organize my information for this project? Review the Outline page