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Note taking caveman

  1. 1. Note-Taking<br />Caveman Style!<br />
  2. 2. Note-Taking<br />When you are taking notes in the library <br />you will be using various sources to <br />answer research questions.<br />You will use a note taking strategy called Caveman Language. <br />You will be writing your notes and citing your sources in a specific format on a folded piece of paper.<br />
  3. 3. Research Questions<br />Research questions are based on the topic you<br />are investigating. They are designed to help <br />you report essential facts about a topic, and<br />maybe even guide you to information you<br />never knew about the subject! <br />
  4. 4. Research Questions<br />Topic:<br />Paris, France<br />Let’s write a few research questions to help us find information about Paris, France.<br />FIRST<br />Brainstorm a list of words that are relevant.<br />Brainstorming is an important step because it helps you to see what you may already know about the topic!<br />THEN<br />Use the list of words to create questions about Paris, France.<br />
  5. 5. Sources<br />When you research you must decide which<br />sources, or materials, you are going to use.<br />Some of the sources you might use:<br /><ul><li>Nonfiction books
  6. 6. Reference materials like:</li></ul> Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Almanacs and Atlases<br /><ul><li>Internet sources:</li></ul> reliable websites and reference sites<br />
  7. 7. Caveman Language<br />How do cavemen talk?<br />“Me light fire.”<br />“Eat dinosaur.”<br />“Sleep in cave.”<br />What do all of these sentences have in common?<br />They only include the most important words for communicating!<br />
  8. 8. Caveman Language<br />Caveman language helps you to avoid plagiarizing. <br />Plagiarism is when you copy another person’s words exactly without giving them credit for what they’ve written!<br />When you are taking notes using the Caveman Language strategy you only record the most important words in your notes.<br />
  9. 9. Caveman Language<br />Here’s an example:<br />Source<br />Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on<br />the river Seine, in northern France.<br />Caveman Language Notes<br />Where is ParisOn river Seine<br />located in France?Northern France<br />Notice I didn’t include the information that wasn’t relevant to the question?<br />
  10. 10. Caveman Language<br />These notes will help you answer the<br />question later using your own words.<br />Caveman Language Notes<br />Where is ParisOn river Seine<br />located in France?Northern France<br />Your notes become the sentence:<br />Paris is located on the river Seine in Northern France.<br />
  11. 11. Caveman Language<br />See the difference?<br />Source:<br />Paris is the capital and largest city in France, situated on<br />the river Seine, in northern France.<br />Your sentence:<br />Paris is located on the river Seine in Northern France.<br />
  12. 12. Formatting Notes<br />We will us a folded sheet of paper to<br />record our notes when we do research in<br />the library.<br />The paper will be divided into four squares<br />by folding the paper in half long ways and<br />again short ways. <br />
  13. 13. Formatting Notes<br />It should look like this:<br />
  14. 14. Formatting Notes<br />First, write your topic and your name at the<br />top of the page.<br />Topic: Paris, France Ms. Tenaglia<br />
  15. 15. Formatting Notes<br />Second, write each question in it’s own box on<br />the right side of the page. <br />(You’ll usually need more than one page. That’s okay, just staple them together… and to be on the safe side you should write your name on each page!)<br />Topic: Paris France Ms. Tenaglia<br />Where is Paris located?<br />What are three landmarks found in Paris?<br />
  16. 16. Formatting Notes<br />Third, use various sources to find the answers<br />to you research questions. Answer the<br />questions inside the same box you wrote the<br />question in.<br />Don’t forget to use Caveman Language!<br />Topic: Paris France Ms. Tenaglia<br />Where is Paris located?<br />On river Seine<br />Northern France<br />
  17. 17. Formatting Notes<br />Now what about the left side of the note<br />sheet?<br />Good Question!<br />It’s for the citations, of course.<br />
  18. 18. Citing Sources<br />Remember when we talked about<br />plagiarism?<br />We used Caveman Language to avoid using someone else’s words but we still need to give them credit because we used their IDEAS! <br />
  19. 19. Citing Sources<br />In the left hand column of your note<br />taking sheet you will give information about<br />the source.<br />Book Sources<br />title of the book<br />author <br />page numbers for the pages you used<br />Internet Sources<br />website name<br />web address<br />date you used the site<br />
  20. 20. Citing Sources<br />Here’s an example:<br />Topic: Paris France Ms. Tenaglia<br />Where is Paris located?<br />Embassy of the US: <br />Paris, France<br />www.france.usembassy.gov/<br />August 21st, 2011<br />On river Seine<br />Northern France<br />What are three landmarks found in Paris?<br />There’s a Place in France <br />By Penelope Dylan<br />Pg. 6-9<br />Eiffel Tower<br />Notre Dame<br />

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