Presentation on theme: "Research: Creating Note Cards"— Presentation transcript:
1Research: Creating Note Cards How to Take Good Notes and Not Drive Yourself Crazy in the Process
2Getting Ready Have materials handy: Copies of your sources Note cards Relevant text (make sure page numbers are clear)Citation informationTitle page and date of publication from booksCover of magazine or top of newspaperPre-created citation from databasesRelevant information from web sitesNote cardsHighlightersPens/pencils
3Citing BooksBasic Format for a Work Prepared by an Editor Lastname, Firstname, Ed. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication. Page 18 in MLA Packet
4Sample Source CardSource #1Carlisle, Rodney P., Ed. Handbook to Life in America: Postwar America, 1950to New York: Facts on File, Print.(Carlisle 111)Make sure to write the source number on the top right corner of the card. Each source will have a different number. All note cards from that same source will share that same number.
5Sample Note Card: Quote Quote—Information that is take WORD FOR WORD directly from the article.Use quotation marksUse quotes rarely
6Sample Note Card: Quote SLUG (topic for the card) (source #)“A direct quote is the author’s thoughts in the author’s words.”(Parenthetical Citation)
7Sample Note Card: Quote School Spending (1)“Proportionally, states spent far less per student in black schools than in white.”(Carlisle 111)
8Sample Note Card: Paraphrase Paraphrase-The author’s ideas put into your OWN original languagea balance between YOUR wordsand the author’s ideas.
9Sample Note Card: Paraphrase SLUG (topic for the card) (source #)A paraphrase sums up the author’s meaning, but is written in your own words.Bulleted lists (sentences/fragments)Only a few closely related facts per card(Parenthetical Citation)
10Sample Note Card: Paraphrase Jim Crow Laws (1)Created to allow legal discriminationBlacks could not voteUpheld “Separate but equal”Segregation in public places(Carlisle 111)
11Take Lots of NotesRepeat the note taking process until you have read all of your researchLocate additional articles and take more notes as neededMove on toorganizing your cards