Research Paper Organizer
Fill out #1-5 before you begin to work on your assignment.
Fill out #6 before you turn in your assignment.
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Big6 #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.)
You will most likely find interesting additional information as you use the resources. List below information that you feel you need to know at this time.
Big6 #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.
If using web sites, who will evaluate them for relevancy, accuracy, and authority?
I will use only those evaluated by and provided by my teachers or librarian, including the databases to which the school subscribes
I will find free web sites and use a web site evaluation guidefor each that I use in my project
Big6 #3 Location & Access
Locate sources and access the information within them—Where will I locate these sources?
public or university library
provided by my teachers
If using a search engine list likely key words.
Big6 #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)
use a tape recorder, video, or digital camera
How will I give credit to my sources?
use the Writer’s Inc. or for information on citing sources and on using footnotes and preparing a Works Cited or Bibliography page
Go straight to Noodle Tools.
Big6 #5 Synthesis
Integrate information from a variety of sources—How will I show my results?
oral presentation Click for Presentation Guidelines
How will I give credit to my sources in my final product or performance?
include a written bibliography
after the performance or presentation, announce which sources I used
Materials I will need for my presentation or performance (list, separating by commas)
How much time do I estimate it will take to find the information and create the product?
2-3 hours4-5 hours5-6 hours7-8 hours9-10 hoursmore than 10 hours
Timeline for assignment
Ideas for project (task definition) completed by:
Information searching (note taking) completed by:
First draft due:
Completed assignment due:
Include here any additional information needed to successfully complete the assignment:
Big6 #6 Evaluation
Before turning in my assignment, I need to check off all of these items (on the printed Organizer):
what I created to finish the assignment is appropriate for what I was supposed do in Big6 #1
the information I found in Big6 #4 matches the information needed in Big6 #1
credit is given to my sources, written in standard citation format
I am in compliance of copyright lawsand fair use guidelines
my work is neat
my work is complete and includes heading information (name, date, etc.)
I would be proud for anyone to view this work
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