2 Skim Read Read the headings and sub headings Read the first paragraph or introduction in fullRead the topic sentences (first sentence of the paragraph)Look for keywordsLook at illustrations and captionsRead conclusion or summaries in fullAsk the question “Is this relevant to my topic?”
4 Who is the author what are their credentials? Look at the date of publicationWho is the intended audience?Is the information presented fact, opinion or propaganda?How well does the work cover your topic?Is the text easy to read? Is it set out logically?
17 IceIce is simply frozen water. It is colourless and solid, but easily broken. Ice floats on water and usually has some air in it. As water turns into ice it expands. This can cause water pipes to crack. The cracks may not be noticed until the ice melts and the water leaks out. Water freezes at a temperature of 0oC.Notes on iceFrozen waterColourless, solid, easily brokenFloats on waterCan crack pipesBecomes ice at 0oC
18 SentencesThe hyena is a night hunter.Only the very tip of an iceberg can be seen.Jupiter takes twelve years to complete its path around the sun.Note formHyena – nocturnalOnly tip of iceberg is visibleJupiter – 12 year orbit
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21 PyramidsWhen people talk of the pyramids they often think of the Egyptian pyramids. However, pyramids are found both in Egypt, where they are 4-sided triangles with a point at the top, and The Americas (Peru, Hondurus and Mexico), where they look the same but with the top sliced off, making them flat topped.The Egyptian pyramids were built in about 2700BCE and they were used as tombs for the pharaohs who died. In the Americas they were first built in 1200BCE and were used both as tombs and as platforms for temples and palaces.The Great Pyramid at Giza, near Cairo is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. An example in Mexico is the Pyramid of the Sun near Mexico City.
22 PYRAMIDS 4 sided triangles + pointed at top First built in 2700 BCE EGYPTExample: The Great Pyramid at GizaTombs for dead pharoahsMexico, Hondurus + PeruPYRAMIDSExample: Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico CityAMERICASTombs and platforms for palaces and templesFirst built in 1200BCEFlat-topped
23 Using a flow chart to Create and Organise Notes
27 For in-depth Research Use more than one source Use different kinds of sources e.g. book, internet, article etcMake separate notes from each source using the same topicsWrite your final piece from the notes only to avoid plagiarism
28 Good research Use multiple sources Use topics and sub-topics Make short ordered notesRecord bibliographic details of sources used