Module 1
Ask Good Questions
Module 2
Finding Information
Module 3
Selecting the Best
Module 4
Putting it Together
Module 5
Your Presentation
Module 6
Making the Grade

Keeping projects organized is important in life as well as for school projects.  Here are some projects that require organization, group work and keeping the facts straight:

  • you decide to buy a new car
  • you want to buy a house
  • working on a project for a group in your neighborhood or community
  • your boss assigns you and your team to complete a project
  • your college professor assigns you a research project

In any of these situations, it is important to keep your facts straight, keep organized and keep informed.

Directions:  Begin with #1 and work through #5 below.

#1 Watch this video "Plagiarism: How to Avoid It"  to review examples of plagiarism and some basics of how to avoid it.
#2 Practice taking good notes to keep you from plagarism, using the article, Do You Deserve Online Privacy?, from our Internet privacy example. Here is an example from the first paragraph
  • Take your own notes from the remaining paragraphs.
  • Use Evernote, Zotero, or notecards to record your notes. 
  • Be sure to add that you are paraphrasing or recording a direct quotation in your notes.
#3 Begin taking notes on index cards, in Evernote or in Zotero from the resources you have found for your own research project. Apply your expertise at taking notes. Be sure to include tags.
#4 Creating and using tags is a 21st century skill. When you create tags in Diigo, Evernote and Zotero, it allows you to organize, sort and search to find your bookmarks and notes again.  In your online discussion share ways you will use tags.
#5 Check your learning with this quiz.

In the next module you begin finding information about your topic. You may need to revise your research question as you begin your work.


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