THE BIG SIX: STEPS FOR EFFECTIVE RESEARCH
GRADE 10 – PERSONAL PROJECT
Name/s: Eun Jeong Kim Class: 10c Subject: Personal Project
INTRODUCTION: Follow these steps to help you research information for your project. You must do
the activity one step at the time.
STEP 1 TASK DEFINITION
Define your problem/ project. (What am I supposed to do? Why?)
OBJECTIVES (What will I learn?):
More about the project’s topic and technique
THE WORKING METHODS (How will I work – individual / group – who will do what; what process/es will I follow?:
I will work individual in Personal Project.
THE FINAL RESULT (What language form will I use to communicate my information?):
IDENTIFY THE INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS. (What information do I need? i.e. facts, examples, diagrams,
table, graphs, experts.)
In step 4, there is my helping guide to help my research.
Step 2. INFORMATION SEEKING STRATEGIES
Consider: accuracy- (complete); related (on the topic); availability (ease of
use); appealing, etc.
Step 3 LOCATIONS & ACCESS
Considerpossible sources.e.g. BOOKS, REFERENCE BOOKS (Encyclopedias,
dictionaries, almanacs,other reference materials); AUDIO VISUAL (CDroms,Videos/
VCD’S & DVD’S, cassettes, others), PERSONAL INTERVIEWS;INTERNET(record
websites used). Indicate which maybe the bestsourcesand why.
Locate sources (Where will Ifind these sources?). Listresource & call numbers/
location, etc. When located consider ifthe source isreadable. – use the 5
Primary Sources: Information gained from
eyewitnesses - interviews, photos, videos, original artifacts
Photos, graphs, original artifacts,
Secondary Sources: Research on an issue from
internet, encyclopedia, experts, etc.
Blog, Website, books, Magazine, Discovery,
STEP 4. USE OF INFORMATION ( see note-taking sheet below to organise your notes)
NOTE:. Only written notes are to be submitted with your project. When taking notes avoid writing full sentences
– only write key words that relate to the main idea. Use these later when drafting to write your own summary of the
information (paraphrase). Record references of sources used on the Note–taking sheet. To avoid plagiarism both
words (quotes) and ideas taken from another sources MUST be acknowledged.
When collecting information consider the following:
Is the information suited to the project? (Coverage) Was the information written by an expert? (Authority)
Can the information be verified in another source?
Is the information objective? (Objectivity)
Is the information up-to-date? (Current)
STEP 4 USE OF INFORMATION (Continued)
A. INVESTIGATION OF TOPIC:
When investigating the topic write some questions to help guide your research. Write your notes in point form with no
sentences to avoid plagiarism. Add the details of each source used. This will help you write your bibliography later.
What is the purpose
What people you
need for diet?
What are the benefits of diet?
Ms. Kim, My
amount of food
-Keep oneself in
- -Can get good
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B. INVESTIGATION OF TECHNIQUES:
When researching the technique consider the method (steps), skills (actions) and material (resources) you will use to
make your project. Write some questions to help guide your research.
B. 1 METHOD – (What are the various steps you could use to make your product)
Where can I get good
How can I find good
food for diet?
Where can I record my experience?
Write on paper
B.2 SKILLS – (What actions will you need to perform to effectively make your project?)
How can I exercise everyday?
How can I control amount
What I need to cook foods
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Saturday and Sunday
-Eat often small amount
Ms. Kim. BISS
-Take for a walk with a
dog everyday 1 hour
-Do not eat any food after
B.3 MATERIALS – (What will you make my project out of? What maybe some of the consequences of making
your product from this material?)
Where can I exercise near by
What kind of books do I need?
What do I need some materials
when I exercise?
Mr. Kim. My
-The park in our apartment -Well-being Food Recipe
-Can be under impetus from
other people who succeed
Ms. Jung. A
-Taekwondo Academy -Example for diary -