What is research? It is a process not a destination
What is Research? Librarian’s definition: Research is a process of investigation. An examination of a subject from different points of view. It’s not just a trip to the library to pick up a stack of materials, or picking the first five hits from a computer search. Research is a hunt for the truth. It is getting to know a subject by reading up on it, reflecting, playing with the ideas, choosing the areas that interest you and following up on them. Research is the way you educate yourself.
What is Research? 9th grade at AHS definition Research is a process in which you will educate yourself about a subject that is selected by your teacher. Research is a lifelong skill needed not only for your next several years in high school but also so that you can be a success adult once you leave high school.
How various former 9th graders view research Ty James (repeated 9th grade) Dull Something I do the night before my paper is due…maybe
How various former 9th graders view research Jordan Vasquez (Sophomore) Something my teachers want me to do correctly Searching the Web the night before the project is due
How various former 9th graders view research Alyssa Howell (Senior class 2010!) Something teachers have taught me, but I never really understood until this year Something that make looking for a job or going to college much easier
What are the steps of Research? According to the AHS Library Website, there are6 steps to research Explain Analyze Go Learn Establish Size it up!
Explain Explain your problem. What is your topic? What are you looking for? What are your requirements?
Analyze Analyze possible sources to use. Books, databases, primary and secondary sources Online sources Hint: Analyze and consider and study and explore are all synonyms
Go!!!!!! Go get your information. Go the library, look at books, databases. Locate your information
Learn Learn to paraphrase, summarize, quote, and Accurately cite all research information.
Establish Establish your notes and create a first draft, presentation, or any other documentation your project requires. Hint: Establish and start and create and begin are all synonyms
Size it Up Size it up! Judge your work Did you meet all the requirements? Is this your best effort? Go for the A! Hint: Check the rubric
So now what? You must do research for your god/goddess/monster/hero/heroine The research needs to answer some basic questions about the person The research will be turned into a written paper
So now what? Go research in databases and books in the library for your god/goddess/monster/hero/heroine GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)