|Big 6 Assignment Organizer|
BIG 6 Assignment Organizer
Big #1 Task Definition
Determine a purpose and need for information: What am I supposed to do?
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?
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.
Big6 #3 Location & Access
Locate sources and access the information within them—Where will I locate these sources?
_ On-line databases
_ On-line encyclopedias
If using a search engine (ask.com) what key words could you use?
Big6 #4 Use of Information
Use a source to gain information: How will I record the information that I find?
How will I give credit to my sources?
Big6 #5 Synthesis
Integrate information from a variety of sources: How will I show my results?
_ Written research paper
_ PowerPoint presentation
_ Oral Presentation
_ Audio-video presentation
_ 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.
Materials I will need for my presentation or performance:
How much time do I estimate it will take to find the information and create the product?
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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