Plan – Before you start:
Define the problem and decide what you need to know
Decide where to look for information
Understand what a good end result looks like
- What is my current task?
- What are some topics or questions I need to answer?
- What information will I need?
- What are all the possible sources to check?
- What are the best sources of information for this task?
What's on the "Plan" tab?
- Exploring a Topic
- Sources of Information
- Choosing the Correct Database
- Background Research and Thesis Statements
What should I Do now?
Do – As you work, think about:
How to locate the information you need
Determining if notes are accurate and answer the question/problem
- Where can I find these sources?
- Where can I find the information in the source?
- What information do I expect to find in this source?
- What information from the source is useful?
What's on the "Do" tab?
- Search Strategies
- Assessing Websites
- Narrowing Your Topic
- Skim, Scan, Note-taking and Highlighting
Make sure to Review
Review – As you finish:
Judge the results, did the end product satisfy the requirements
Review the rubric and give yourself a grade
Review what skills you could use again in a different project
- How will I organize my information?
- How should I present my information?
- Did I do what was required?
- Did I complete each of the steps efficiently?
What's on the "Review" tab?
- Going Beyond the Facts
- Graphic Organizers
- Writing Process
- Presentation Tools