I-Search Papers The Story of Your Search
The Paper <ul><li>Three Sections </li></ul><ul><li>Story of the Search </li></ul><ul><li>What you learned </li></ul><ul><l...
I-Search Paper <ul><li>Story of Search </li></ul>2. What You Learned 3. Your Reflections on the Search <ul><li>What you kn...
Selecting a Topic <ul><li>Use trigger phrases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I always wanted to know how to __________. </li></ul><...
Starting a Search Journal Topic: Gang Violence That quick interview was very helpful. The police officer told me about a r...
Evaluating Sources <ul><li>Ask these questions to help you evaluate: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the information published?...
Source Cards 1 Raptopoulos, Kilby. &quot;Gangs.&quot;  The Eighties in  America . Ed. Milton Berman and Tracy  Irons-Georg...
Note Cards <ul><li>Direct Quotation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A memorable quote or passage from a source </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Note Cards – Direct Quotation 1 “ Historically, gangs in the United States have been confined to urban areas, especially N...
Note Cards – Summary 1 Gangs are generally groups of young people from large cities who participate in crime and claim sta...
Note Cards - Paraphrase 1 The Crips, a gang originating from Los Angeles, began to spread across the continental United St...
Works Cited <ul><li>A list of sources in MLA format </li></ul><ul><li>Put the sources in alphabetical order </li></ul><ul>...
Works Cited - Sample Works Cited Barbour, Scott, ed.  Gangs . Detroit: Gale, 2006. Print. “ Gangs”  FBI.gov . Federal Bure...
I-Search Paper Checklist <ul><li>Search Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Source Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Note Cards </li></ul><ul>...
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I-Search Papers

  1. 1. I-Search Papers The Story of Your Search
  2. 2. The Paper <ul><li>Three Sections </li></ul><ul><li>Story of the Search </li></ul><ul><li>What you learned </li></ul><ul><li>Your reflections on the search </li></ul>
  3. 3. I-Search Paper <ul><li>Story of Search </li></ul>2. What You Learned 3. Your Reflections on the Search <ul><li>What you knew </li></ul><ul><li>What you wanted to know </li></ul><ul><li>Research steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good & Bad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results of Search </li></ul><ul><li>Answers you found </li></ul><ul><li>Answers you didn’t find </li></ul><ul><li>What you learned from… </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting searches </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting a search </li></ul>
  4. 4. Selecting a Topic <ul><li>Use trigger phrases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I always wanted to know how to __________. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I need help with ______________________. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Think of places you would like to go </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel, colleges, careers, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What impacts your life? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health, Money, Law, Education, Religion, Entertainment, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Starting a Search Journal Topic: Gang Violence That quick interview was very helpful. The police officer told me about a recent arrest in the area. I managed to ask a police officer at the grocery store a few questions about gangs in the area. April 14 th I should have tried to interview a police officer instead. I may have waited too long though. I wanted to interview the mayor about gang violence in my city, but he was constantly busy or in meetings. April 13 th Once Mr. Osborn helped me with some keywords, finding information became much easier. I checked out a book from the library about gangs, and I found an FBI website with anti-gang initiatives and partnerships. April 11 th Thoughts on Progress Research Results and Progress Date
  6. 6. Evaluating Sources <ul><li>Ask these questions to help you evaluate: </li></ul><ul><li>When was the information published? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would information about gangs from the 1980’s still be relevant? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does the information appear to be accurate? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the information match other information you found? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If not, check another source. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is the author giving a viewpoint? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be on the lookout for bias or slanted information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the author have a motive? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Source Cards 1 Raptopoulos, Kilby. &quot;Gangs.&quot; The Eighties in America . Ed. Milton Berman and Tracy Irons-Georges. Vol. 1. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008. 399-400. Gale Virtual Reference Library . Web. 29 Mar. 2011. Source number
  8. 8. Note Cards <ul><li>Direct Quotation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A memorable quote or passage from a source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use quotation marks and copy the exact words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main idea of a passage in your own words </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Puts the author’s thoughts or ideas in your own words </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Note Cards – Direct Quotation 1 “ Historically, gangs in the United States have been confined to urban areas, especially New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Chicago. However, throughout the 1970's and 1980's, gangs spread to other urban areas and even to smaller cities in nearly all fifty states” (Raptopoulos 399)
  10. 10. Note Cards – Summary 1 Gangs are generally groups of young people from large cities who participate in crime and claim stake in a specific area. (Page 399)
  11. 11. Note Cards - Paraphrase 1 The Crips, a gang originating from Los Angeles, began to spread across the continental United States as sales from crack cocaine flourished in the 1980’s. (Raptopoulos 399)
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>A list of sources in MLA format </li></ul><ul><li>Put the sources in alphabetical order </li></ul><ul><li>Only list the sources that you “cite” in your paper </li></ul><ul><li>Format the works cited page according to MLA Style </li></ul>
  13. 13. Works Cited - Sample Works Cited Barbour, Scott, ed. Gangs . Detroit: Gale, 2006. Print. “ Gangs” FBI.gov . Federal Bureau of Investigation, 17 Mar. 2011. Web. 29 Mar. 2011 Raptopoulos, Kilby. &quot;Gangs.&quot; The Eighties in America . Ed. Milton Berman and Tracy Irons-Georges. Vol. 1. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2008. 399-400. Gale Virtual Reference Library . Web. 29 Mar. 2011.
  14. 14. I-Search Paper Checklist <ul><li>Search Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Source Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Note Cards </li></ul><ul><li>I-Search Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited Page </li></ul>

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