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The Big6 Assignment Organizer

 

 #1 Task Definition

Determine a purpose and need for information—What am I supposed to do?

 What information do I need in order to do this? (Consider listing in question form.) List below information that you feel you need to know at this time.

 #2 Information Seeking Strategies

Examine alternative approaches to acquiring information. List the best sources to find this information. Don't forget traditional print and human sources as appropriate. 

#3 Location & Access

Locate sources and access the information within them—Where will I locate these sources?

@     school library

@     public or university library

@     personal library

@     Internet

@     other:

 #4 Use of Information

Use a source to gain information—How will I record the information that I find?

@     take notes using cards or electronic note cards

@     take notes on notebook paper

@     take notes using a word processor (Microsoft Word form)

@     other:

 How will I give credit to my sources?

@     use the Quick Guide or for information on citing sources and on using footnotes and preparing a Works Cited or Bibliography page

@     Go straight to Citation Machine 

 #5 Synthesis

Integrate information from a variety of sources—How will I show my results?

@     written paper

@     other

 How will I give credit to my sources in my final product or performance?

@     include a written bibliography/Works Cited Page

Timeline for assignment

@     Ideas for project (task definition) completed by:____________

@     Information searching (note taking) completed by:___________

@     First draft due:___________

@     Completed assignment due:______________

 #6 Evaluation

Before turning in my assignment, I need to check off all of these items

@     what I created to finish the assignment is appropriate for what I stated was my purpose (# 1)

@     the information I found in matches the information needed in to support my purpose

@     credit is given to my sources, written in standard citation format

@     I am in compliance of copyright laws and fair use guidelines

@     my work is complete and includes appropriate heading information (name, teacher’s name, assignment, date, title, page numbers, etc.)

@     I would be proud for anyone to view this work

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