Chapter 5: Reading and Information Literacy- Learning
Mirnell D. Gonzalez03/01/12Chapter 5: Reading and Information Literacy: Learning… (Attempt 1) 1. What are some of the ways to become a Critical Internet Searcher? - Some of these ways are: Search Engines: -Start with your favorite such as, www.google.com -Learn about academic directions such as, www.lii.org (Librarian’s Index to the Internet) -Ask librarians about unique search engines the college subscribes to such as LexusNexus and InfoTrac. -Experiment with conducting the same search on several search engines and comparing results. Use a search strategy: -Phrase your search in natural language or keywords -Vary word order in your search terms -Skim sites to evaluate their relevance and credibility *Make an effort to determine the perspective from which the site was created. -Save, or bookmark, the best sites *Copy and paste the URL into an online notes program.Questions from slide #32! 1. What effects go beyond your world? - Like I had mentioned before, these effects will be not trying my best, not being myself, not believing that I can do anything because I have God by my side and whatever I see impossible I know is possible when I put it in His hands. I have a lot of goals and dreams. Also, I have a family to make proud of those achievements I know I will accomplish someday. 2. How can you become a literacy volunteer in your community? - In my opinion, you can become a literacy volunteer in your community by making a BIG impact in other people lives. Helping others without expecting something back is the greatest gift you can give to someone that is in need. For example, simple jobs as a tutor can help others gain strength in those areas they are weak. 3. What can you learn from Gary’s case about SQ3R and being an information literacy reader? - You can learn lots of things with Gary’s case about SQ3R and being information literacy person. Therefore, having a reliable strategy reduces the number of decisions you need to make when reading. Also, it helps you understand better while you read and know what it means when you finish reading.
4. Explain the ways that you would use to conduct an information search. - Like the book says, the correct steps to follow to do an excellent information search are: Start with general reference works. Move to specialized reference works. Use the electronic catalog to locate materials. Browse through relevant books and articles.