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The Big 6  

Mr. Moore's 8th Grade Global Perspective class
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#1 - Task Definition

Task Definition

Define the information problem
Identify information needed (to solve the information problem)

  • What is my current task?
  • What are some topics or questions I need to answer?
  • What information will I need?

#4 - Use of Information

Use of Information

Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)
Extract relevant information

  • What information do I expect to find in this source?
  • What information from the source is useful?

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#2 - Information Seeking Strategies

Information Seeking Strategies

Determine all possible sources (brainstorm)
Select the best sources

  • What are all the possible sources to check?
  • What are the best sources of information for this task?

#5 - Synthesis


Organize from multiple sources
Present the information

  • How will I organize my information?
  • How should I present my information?

#3 - Location and Access

Location and Access

Locate sources (intellectually and physically)
Find information within sources

  • Where can I find these sources?
  • Where can I find the information in the source?

#6 - Evaluation


Judge the product (effectiveness)
Judge the process (efficiency)

  • Did I do what was required?
  • Did I complete each of the Big6 Stages efficiently?

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