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1 Research: Creating Note Cards How to Take Good Notes and Not Drive Yourself Crazy in the Process

2 Getting Ready Have materials handy: Copies of your sources Relevant text (make sure page numbers are clear) Citation information Title page and date of publication from books Cover of magazine or top of newspaper Pre-created citation from databases Relevant information from web sites Note cards Highlighters Pens/pencils

3 Citing Books Basic 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

4 Sample Source Card Source #1 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. Carlisle, Rodney P., Ed. Handbook to Life in America: Postwar America, 1950 to 1969. New York: Facts on File, 2009. Print. (Carlisle 111)

5 Sample Note Card: Quote QuoteInformation that is take WORD FOR WORD directly from the article. Use quotation marks Use quotes rarely

6 Sample Note Card: Quote SLUG (topic for the card) (source #) A direct quote is the authors thoughts in the authors words. (Parenthetical Citation)

7 Sample Note Card: Quote School Spending (1) Proportionally, states spent far less per student in black schools than in white. (Carlisle 111)

8 Sample Note Card: Paraphrase Paraphrase-The authors ideas put into your OWN original language a balance between YOUR words and the authors ideas.

9 Sample Note Card: Paraphrase SLUG (topic for the card) (source #) A paraphrase sums up the authors meaning, but is written in your own words. Bulleted lists (sentences/fragments) Only a few closely related facts per card (Parenthetical Citation)

10 Sample Note Card: Paraphrase Jim Crow Laws (1) Created to allow legal discrimination Blacks could not vote Upheld Separate but equal Segregation in public places (Carlisle 111)

11 Take Lots of Notes Repeat the note taking process until you have read all of your research Locate additional articles and take more notes as needed Move on to organizing your cards


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