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Big 6 Assignment Organizer

Teacher:                                                             Name

Assignment:                                                      Pd/Date

BIG 6   Assignment Organizer

Big #1 Task Definition

Determine a purpose and need for information:  What am I supposed to do?

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What information do I need in order to do this?  Put it in question form.

You will probably find other information that you want to use as you research, but what do you want to find out now?

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Big6 #2 Information Seeking Strategies

Examine alternative approaches to acquiring information. List the best sources to find this information. Don't forget traditional print and human sources as appropriate.

1.   Library

2.   Computer

     

Big6 #3 Location & Access

Locate sources and access the information within them—Where will I locate these sources?

_ Books

_ Encyclopedias

_ On-line databases

_ On-line encyclopedias

_ Websites

_ Interviews

_ Video/DVD

_ Other

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If using a search engine (ask.com) what key words could you use?

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Big6 #4 Use of Information

Use a source to gain information:  How will I record the information that I find?

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How will I give credit to my sources?

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Big6 #5 Synthesis

Integrate information from a variety of sources:  How will I show my results?

_ Written research paper

_ PowerPoint presentation

_ Oral Presentation

_ Newsletter

_  Brochure

_ Audio-video presentation

_ Performance

_ Other:  __________________

 

How will I give credit to my sources in my final product or performance?

Include a written bibliography

Include a bibliography slide or credits on PowerPoint or audio-video presentation.

Other: ___________________________

    

Materials I will need for my presentation or performance:

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How much time do I estimate it will take to find the information and create the product?

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Timeline for assignment

Ideas for project (task definition) completed by:  ___________________

Information searching (note taking) completed by:  ___________________

First draft due:  ___________________

Completed assignment due:  ___________________

 

Big6 #6 Evaluation

Before turning in my assignment, I need to check off all of these items on the printed Organizer:

_  what I created to finish the assignment is appropriate for what I was supposed do in Big6 #1

_  the information I found in Big6 #4 matches the information needed in Big6 #1

_  credit is given to my sources, written in standard citation format

_  I am in compliance of copyright laws and fair use guidelines

_  my work is neat and well organized

_  I would be proud for anyone to read or view my final product.


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