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  • Doing research is like being a detective. You have to figure out what questions to ask, where to get the answers, and how the information fits together. You then have to put the information into a form that others can understand. Put on your detective hat, grab your trusty note pad and pencil an let’s get the facts.
  • Your research report, step-by-step. Remember the word FACTS. Each letter represents a step in the process. F- Focus on your topic. Know what it is and what it means. If it is new to you, then find out. Don’t get distracted by other things or people. A- Ask and answer your questions. Create at least 5 questions about your topic to answer in your report. C- Construct your report. This is where you create the sentences and paragraphs for your report. T- Tie up loose ends. This is where you do your editing and polishing or your report. S-Show what you know. This is where you present your information in your neat copy and visual aid.
  • If you get to choose your topic, choose something that you are interested in. Make sure it is not too broad. For instance, if you are interested in space don’t choose “space” as your topic. Choose something specific about space like a certain planet or “black holes”- something specific. If your teacher assigns you a topic you have to do a good job even if you do not like your topic. You will have plenty of opportunities to do research on things you enjoy.
  • Your source is where you get your information. You have to write it down whether you get it from magazines, encyclopedias, almanacs, or websites. You will hear the phrase “citing your source” that simply means telling the reader where your facts came from. Your report should always include a page where your sources are listed with the title, author, publisher, page numbers, or web sites. This is called your source page or a bibliography.
  • It is really important for you to organize your information. You have to do this as you create your report. Your first page should be labeled with your topic written at the top. This will also help you find your information again if you are interrupted and have to come back to it later. Your source is the place you get your information. Remember good researchers use several types of sources, books, magazines, and newspapers –not just the internet! Your list of sources is called a bibliography. This is an important word so you need to remember it- Bib-li-o-gra-phy!
  • It is really important for you to organize your information. You have to do this as you create your report. Your first page should be labeled with your topic written at the top. This will also help you find your information again if you are interrupted and have to come back to it later. Your source is the place you get your information. Remember good researchers use several types of sources, books, magazines, and newspapers –not just the internet! Your list of sources is called a bibliography. This is an important word so you need to remember it- Bib-li-o-gra-phy!
  • Now you will need to come up with about 5 questions about your topic. These questions will help you decide what information to put in your report. If you don’t know anything about your topic you may have to do a bit of reading about it to even decide what questions to ask. Don’t make your questions too simple. You may need to be able to get several facts or answers for each question. Questions that are answered with yes or no, or are answered with a single fact are usually not thorough enough, especially if your report has to be a couple of pages long.
  • Now, you need to find the answers to your questions. Your secret weapon is –YOUR SOURCE! Everything you need to write your report is there! When you find the answers to your questions you are not allowed to copy the sentences. You take only the bits of information that answer the questions. You write down your answers in words and phrases only. These words and phrases are called notes. Do not write in complete sentences here. You will make up your own sentences later to explain your answers.
  • After you have answered your questions in words and phrases you then write those answers, called notes, into your own sentences and paragraphs. This is what is meant by “putting it in your own words.” This is where you use your notes and make up your own sentences. You cannot use the sentences from the book. Those sentences belong to the author of that book. Your sentences belong to you! An important tip! In this step of building your report, make sure you do not write on the back of your page because it will mess up your next step.
  • After you have written all of your answers into sentences and paragraphs you will cut your paragraphs apart. You do this so you can rearrange your paragraphs without having to recopy them. You are creating your rough draft – sometimes your rough draft is called your sloppy copy. Do not skip this step! Organizing your information helps you find mistakes, make your report flow nicely, and it makes you sound like you know what you are talking about in your report.
  • Cutting your paragraphs apart is so important because it saves you so much time. Instead of recopying each one, you simply move the slips of paper around until you decide the order in which you want your paragraphs. Read each paragraph carefully so that you know exactly what is in each one. This can make your report interesting or boring. An interesting report will probably receive a better grade. You don’t want to bore your teacher to death!
  • Decide on the order of your paragraphs before you glue them down. That way if you change your mind then you don’t have a mess on your hands. You need to leave a space at the top of your rough draft for your introduction, and at the bottom for your conclusion.
  • After you have decided on the order of your paragraphs, you must tie those paragraphs together so they read as a document. The first step is put in your introduction. A good introduction begins with a sentence or phrase that grabs the reader’s attention. It does not start with “my report is about…” Your introduction should also include a couple of items that you will discuss in your report. Notice in this one the introduction grabs the reader by telling them that the Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Some of the ideas that the report will address are its amazing sights, its interesting history, and its unique animal life.
  • You also need a conclusion at the end of your report. Do not put “The End.” Your reader will figure out that it is the end of your report. Your conclusion brings your report to a close and reminds the reader about why this topic is special. It can be similar to your introduction but should not be identical. Your conclusion should be structured like your introduction, restating a couple of items you mentioned in your report and end with a sentence that reminds your reader why your topic is important.
  • When you edit your report, read it aloud to yourself. Sometimes when we have worked on a project for a long time then we kind of memorize it, but even if you know everything that is in it, if you don’t read it aloud you will not pick up on mistakes like words left out or words repeated. Also, have some one else read it and circle misspelled words. If you don’t know if you have misspelled some words another person might. It is embarrassing to have errors in your report and have the teacher circle them-not to mention that it can affect your grade.
  • Make sure you read what you have written carefully. For example notice how the first four paragraphs begin with “The Grand Canyon.” Part of editing is varying your sentences. Make sure they don’t begin the same or repeat the same information. You will also want to insert some transition sentences to make sure your paragraphs flow well. You don’t want your report to sound chopped up.
  • After all of your editing is done, copy your report in your neatest cursive handwriting. Make it look as neat as possible. Of course, if your teacher wants the report typed, then type it. You want to make a good impression. When the teacher starts to grade your report you want them to think, “Oh, look how neat this report it. I’ll bet it is well written too.”
  • When you turn in your final copy make it look as good as possible. Make sure you turn it in on time. Sometimes a teacher will require you to put it in a special folder. That looks good, but make sure you follow the teacher’s instructions exactly. If they don’t want it in a folder, don’t put it in one. We don’t always understand the reasons behind certain instructions. Remember, a happy teacher probably gives better grades!
  • Your research report, step-by-step. Remember the word FACTS. Each letter represents a step in the process. F- Focus on your topic. Know what it is and what it means. If it is new to you, then find out. Don’t get distracted by other things or people. A- Ask and answer your questions. Create at least 5 questions about your topic to answer in your report. C- Construct your report. This is where you create the sentences and paragraphs for your report. T- Tie up loose ends. This is where you do your editing and polishing or your report. S-Show what you know. This is where you present your information in your neat copy and visual aid.

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  • Just The F.A.C.T.S! Research Reports- So easy its criminal!
  • YOUR RESEARCH REPORT, STEP-BY-STEP! F.- Focus on your topic. A.- Ask and answer your questions. C.- Construct your report. T.-Tie up loose ends. S.-Show what you know.
  • Your Research Topic
    • If you get to choose your topic, make sure you choose something that you are interested in.
    • If your teacher assigns you a topic you must try your best, even if you hate your topic.
    F- Focus on your topic.
  • Sources
    • Your sources are where you get your information. They can be books, magazines, encyclopedias, almanacs, or websites.
    • You have to write down every source you use for your report. This is called “citing sources.”
  • Your first page should be organized with your topic or subject of your report listed at the top. Topic: The Grand Canyon
  • Then take another sheet and list all of your source information. If you have more than one source make sure you include the title, author, publisher, and page numbers for each source. Every time you use another source add it to your list. Bibliography The World Book Encyclopedia , 2007.Vol. G-8. pgs 306-307. World Book Encyclopedia, Inc. Your list of sources is called a Bibliography!
  • Now, you should create at least 5 questions about your topic. If you don’t know anything about the topic you will have to read about it to be able to create the questions. Topic: The Grand Canyon
    • Where is the Grand Canyon located?
    • What is the climate like?
    • What is the plant life like?
    • How was it formed?
    • How large is the Grand Canyon?
    The answers to these questions are the information that will make up your report! A- Ask and answer your questions.
  • Now, you need to find the answers to your questions. Your answers are in the …SOURCE! Answer your questions in words and phrases only! Write down only the bits of information that answer the questions.!
    • Where is the Grand Canyon located?
      • Northwest Arizona
      • In Grand Canyon National Park
    • 2. What is the climate like?
      • Bottom 25 degrees hotter than top
      • Rainfall varies 1” bottom- 26” at top
    • 3. How was it formed?
      • Colorado River – cut through rocks
      • erosion over millions of years
    • 4. What is the animal life like?
      • 300 species of birds
      • 120 species- other animals
      • Pink rattlesnakes- found only in GC (Grand Canyon)
    • 5. How large is the canyon?
      • 277 miles long
      • Width 1 to 18 miles- varies
      • 1 mile deep
    A- Ask and answer your questions. DO NOT COPY THE SENTENCES FROM THE SOURCE!
    • Where is the Grand Canyon located?
      • Northwest Arizona
      • In Grand Canyon National Park
    • 2. What is the climate like?
      • Bottom 25 degrees hotter than top
      • Rainfall varies 1” bottom- 26” at top
    • 3. How was it formed?
      • Colorado River – cut through rocks
      • erosion over millions of years
    • 4. What is the animal life like?
      • 300 species of birds
      • 120 species- other animals
      • Pink rattlesnakes- found only in GC (Grand Canyon)
    • 5. How large is the canyon?
      • 277 miles long
      • Width 1 to 18 miles- varies
      • 1 mile deep
    The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . NEXT, Write your notes into sentences and paragraphs. Each answer becomes a sentence or paragraph in your report! C- Construct your report .
  • The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . THEN, Cut your Paragraphs apart. This step will help you organize the information in your report. Cut carefully, these paragraphs are like the bricks that build your report. C- Construct your report . Each sentence should Be on a separate strip .
  • The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . Now, you will decide in what order to put your paragraphs. Don‘t forget to leave room at the top for your introduction! C- Construct your report .
  • The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . After you decide on the order of your paragraphs glue them down. You may have to use more paper. Don’t forget to leave some room between the paragraphs so you can edit the writing! C- Construct your report . Leave room for your introduction!
  • The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . Add your introduction. Your introduction should grab the reader’s attention and mention a couple of ideas that you will include in your report. Don’t forget to leave some room between the paragraphs so you can edit the writing! The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life and are some of the reasons it is so popular. Introduction C- Construct your report .
  • The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon is a magnificent place to visit. The colorful landscape, the unique plants, and the interesting animals are something that everyone should see. C- Construct your report . Page 2 Now, add your conclusion. It brings your report to a close. A good conclusion has a phrase or sentence to remind your reader why your topic is important or interesting. It also restates a couple of ideas that you brought out in your report. Add your conclusion to the end.
  • The Grand Canyon is a magnificent place to visit. The colorful landscape, the unique plants, and the interesting animals are something that everyone should see. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . Now, that you have all of the parts, edit your paragraphs, checking for spelling and grammar mistakes. The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life and are some of the reasons it is so popular. T- Tie up loose ends .
  • The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. The temperature at the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. These rattlesnakes are not found anywhere else. There are also 300 species of birds and 120 species of other animals. The Grand Canyon was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through the rocks over Millions of years. The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long . Its width can vary from 1 mile to 18 miles. It is one mile deep . The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life and are some of the reasons it is so popular. T- Tie up loose ends . Put in a sentence here so you smoothly move from one paragraph to another. Make sure you vary your sentences. These all begin the same way.
  • After all of your editing is done, copy your report in your neatest cursive handwriting. List your bibliography on the last page. The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life are some of the reasons it is so popular. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. It was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through rocks over millions of years. It is 277 miles long. Its width can vary from one mile to18 miles. It is one mile deep. The canyon has a unique climate. The temperature at the bottom can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The animal life is interesting too. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. The World Book Encyclopedia , 2007.Vol. G-8. pgs 306-307. WorldBook Encyclopedia, Inc. Bibliography The Grand Canyon S- Show what you know .
  • Make sure your report is neat, organized and your name is on it! This is where you show what you have learned and how smart you are! The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited areas in the United States. Its amazing sights, interesting history, and unique animal life are some of the reasons it is so popular. The Grand Canyon is located in northwest Arizona in Grand Canyon National Park. It was formed by erosion as the Colorado River cut through rocks over millions of years. It is 277 miles long. Its width can vary from one mile to18 miles. It is one mile deep. The canyon has a unique climate. The temperature at the bottom can be 25 degrees hotter than the temperature at the top. The average rainfall is 7 inches at the bottom and 26 inches at the top. The animal life is interesting too. Pink rattlesnakes are part of the special animal life in the Grand Canyon. The World Book Encyclopedia , 2007.Vol. G-8. pgs 306-307. WorldBook Encyclopedia, Inc. Bibliography The Grand Canyon S- Show what you know .
  • YOUR RESEARCH REPORT, STEP-BY-STEP! F.- Focus on your topic. A.- Ask and answer your questions. C.- Construct your report. T.-Tie up loose ends. S.-Show what you know. Just The F.A.C.T.S!
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