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1 Learning Outcomes of Chapters Six, Seven, Ten and Eleven

2 Chapter Six: Locating and Using Information Learn to assess the quality of your sources Understand basic research methods –Secondary source research –Interview –Survey –Experiment –Observation (ethnography) –Text-based research Plagiarism Citation Styles

3 Chapter Seven: Planning and Drafting Learn techniques to generate topic ideas Understand the importance of revision in the writing process Understand critical questions to ask during planning (p. 238) Understand writing strategies –Selecting person –Active/passive voice –Plain language –Avoid density –Given-new analysis

4 Chapter Ten: Organizing Information Become familiar with organizational strategies –Outlines –Storyboards –Tables and spreadsheets Understand conventional patterns of information organization –Alpha/numeric/continuum –Topic sentences and transitions –Whole/parts –Chronological order –Spatial order –Ascending/descending order –Compare/contrast –Cause and effect

5 Chapter Eleven: Designing Information Become familiar with document design strategies –Textual elements –Spatial elements –Graphic elements –Color and textual elements –Dynamic elements

6 Chapter Six: Locating and Using Information Learn to assess the quality of your sources Understand basic research methods –Secondary source research –Interview –Survey –Experiment –Observation (ethnography) –Text-based research Plagiarism Citation Styles

7 Chapter Six Outcome: Learn to Assess the Quality of Your Sources What are the reasons to use a popular source vs. a scholarly source?

8 Chapter Six Outcome: Learn to Assess the Quality of Your Sources What are the reasons to use a popular source vs. a scholarly source? How does one assess the credibility of sources found on the Web?

9 Chapter Six Outcome: Learn to Assess the Quality of Your Sources What are the reasons to use a popular source vs. a scholarly source? How does one assess the credibility of sources found on the Web? –Design –Author –Purpose/intended audience

10 Chapter Six Outcome: Learn to Assess the Quality of Your Sources Visit How would you assess its credibility using the following three prompts? –Design –Author –Purpose/intended audience

11 Chapter Six Outcome: Learn to Assess the Quality of Your Sources Google “Martin Luther King Jr” Go to your third search result (www.martinlutherking.org) How would you assess this site’s credibility using the following three prompts? –Design –Author –Purpose/intended audience

12 Chapter Six: Locating and Using Information Learn to assess the quality of your sources Understand basic research methods –Secondary source research –Interview –Survey –Experiment –Observation (ethnography) –Text-based research Plagiarism Citation Styles

13 Chapter Six Outcome: Understand Plagiarism and How to Cite Work The golden rule of plagiarism: Give credit for someone else’s ideas, whether quoted or paraphrased. Avoid plagiarism by giving credit where credit is due.

14 Chapter Six Outcome: Understand Plagiarism and How to Cite Work Two popular citation styles –MLA –APA Get a paper guide –Diana Hacker’s A Writer’s Reference Look for a guide on-line –http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/

15 Chapter Six: Locating and Using Information Learn to assess the quality of your sources Understand basic research methods –Secondary source research –Interview –Survey –Experiment –Observation (ethnography) –Text-based research Plagiarism Citation Styles

16 Chapter Six Outcome: Understand Basic Research Methods Identify appropriate research methods for the following questions: –Is “fibromyalgia” a legitimate diagnosis? –Your supplier is discontinuing the adhesive you use in production and you need to find an acceptable substitute.

17 Chapter Six: Locating and Using Information Learn to assess the quality of your sources Understand basic research methods –Secondary source research –Interview –Survey –Experiment –Observation (ethnography) –Text-based research Plagiarism Citation Styles

18 Chapter Seven: Planning and Drafting Learn techniques to generate topic ideas Understand the importance of revision in the writing process Understand critical questions to ask during planning (p. 238) Understand writing strategies –Selecting person –Active/passive voice –Plain language –Avoid density –Given-new analysis

19 Chapter Ten: Organizing Information Become familiar with organizational strategies –Outlines –Storyboards –Tables and spreadsheets Understand conventional patterns of information organization –Alpha/numeric/continuum –Topic sentences and transitions –Whole/parts –Chronological order –Spatial order –Ascending/descending order –Compare/contrast –Cause and effect

20 Assignment #3: Market Research Organizational strategies –Outlines –Storyboards –Tables and spreadsheets Conventional patterns of information organization –Topic sentences and transitions –Compare/contrast –Ascending/descending order –Whole/parts –Alpha/numeric/continuum –Chronological order –Cause and effect –Spatial order

21 Chapter Eleven: Designing Information Become familiar with document design strategies –Textual elements –Spatial elements –Graphic elements –Color and textual elements –Dynamic elements


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