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1 “Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (Nobel Peace Prize winner) ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things”

2 The Research Process A sk questions to identify your topic and information need L ook at quality/authoritative resources for information/answers T ake notes as you read about your topic I dentify and record information about your sources O rganize your information to create an outline for your project R eview, research to fill information gaps, and create a draft A cknowledge all sources and complete all parts of the assignment

3 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” A sk questions to identify your topic and information need What is your topic? What do you want/need to know about it? Is there a particular question or aspect of your topic that you want to focus on? What keywords will you use to search for information on your topic?

4 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” L ook at quality resources for information/answers Gather information: –Resources from our library (catalog, databases)? Other libraries? –Suggested Web sites? –Search engines? Evaluate the source: –Who is the author - are they an expert? –When was the information published - is this Important? –Where does the information in the source come from? Can you verify the facts? –What’s the point of view? Is it biased, fact or opinion? –Should I use this source?

5 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” T ake notes as you read about your topic How are you going to record and organize the information that you find? (i.e. index cards, electronically (OneNote, EasyBib, PowerPoint, Folders) Focus when reading: – Highlight or copy important information – What is different from other sources? – What reinforces what you’ve already read? Consider the purpose of your note-taking: – Quick facts? – Direct quotations? – Extended paraphrasing? Be sure to match notes with source info for citing

6 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” I dentify and record information about your sources Properly citing sources prevents plagiarism, lends credibility to your work, and helps others find additional sources on your topic Create a bibliography as you are using sources or at a minimum write down essential citation info for later use (i.e. author, title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, page numbers used; website url, title, date of use/download; etc.)

7 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” O rganize your information to create an outline for your project Organize the info that you found (main ideas and supporting facts/ideas that support the main ideas) Reflect on what you have learned from your research and write a thesis statement Use an outline (one recommended by your teacher or create your own) to structure your project and to show how the research supports your ideas

8 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” R eview, research to fill information gaps, and create a draft Review your outline : –Do your main points support your thesis? –Do you have sufficient information support for all of your main points? –Does your outline make sense, is it logical? Perform additional research to fill any gaps Create a draft of your final project

9 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” A cknowledge all sources and complete all parts of the assignment Review your draft, edit, revise, and insert any visuals if your project requires them (make sure you have permission to use the images!) Acknowledge/cite all sources, including images Review requirements and complete all parts of the assignment before the due date

10 ALTIORA – “Strive for the Higher Things” The Research Process A sk questions to identify your topic and information need L ook at quality/authoritative resources for information/answers T ake notes as you read about your topic I dentify and record information about your sources O rganize your information to create an outline for your project R eview, research to fill information gaps, and create a draft A cknowledge all sources and complete all parts of the assignment


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