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Big Six Steps to Successful Research

1. Task Definition

* Define your assignment & identify information needed to complete it.
* Restate the assignment in your own words. What are you interested in?

* Gather basic information about your topic by reading articles, web pages 

* Talking with teachers/parents/librarians is also helpful.

2. Finding Information

* Make a list of all possible sources & select the best ones.
* Use a variety of sources: choose from nonfiction, news articles, reference books, web pages, databases, directories and multimedia encyclopedias.

 

3. Location and Access

* Locate sources & find information within the texts.
 

4. Use of Information

* Read, hear, view & extract the most valuable information
* Use skimming and scanning to find information that addresses your topic.

* Look for key words, pictures, read headlines and first and last paragraphs.
* Take notes & cite your sources.

 

5. Synthesis

* Choose the format of your project and organize your research notes.
* I
f your format is a paper, begin by writing an outline.

6. Evaluation

* Judge the product and the process.
* Use 
a rubric if you have one. Did you meet the objectives?