Note taking trash and treasure

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  • 1. Note-taking: The Trash and Treasure Method What is the best way to collect information from your sources?
  • 2. Step 1 - Identify keywords Highlight the keywords in your questions and generate a list of related words. BRAINSTORM! USE A THESAURUS!
  • 3. To Scan: Quickly look over the material and try to pick out one specific point or keyword Use the control+F keys to FIND important keywords within your articles Step 2 - Skim & Scan!!
  • 4.
    • To Skim:
    • Take in large chunks of text at one time
    • Get an idea of the whole passage
    • Don’t read every word!
    • Read the first and last paragraphs of a document
    • Read the first and last sentences of a paragraph
  • 5. Now that you’ve found what you’ve been looking for… It’s time to USE the INFORMATION!
  • 6. You will need to take good notes to use in writing your paper! There are three steps in note taking… 1. Finding Keywords 2. Skimming and Scanning 3. Extracting the information and adding your own thoughts
  • 7.
    • Facts
    • Summaries
    • Paraphrased material
    • Quotations
    There are four types of notes:
  • 8. Facts! Columbus sailed in 1492 The are 50 states in the USA George Washington was the first president of the United States Remember to record the citation information. You will need this for your bibliography page. You can copy and paste facts into your notes!
  • 9. Summarize Read a large section for overall meaning and put it into one or two sentences. Remember to record the citation information. You will need this for your bibliography page.
  • 10. Paraphrase Put large amounts of information into your own words. This is good for supporting information, biographical information, predictions, hypothesis, and drawing conclusions Remember to record the citation information. You will need this for your bibliography page.
  • 11. Quote
    • Quotations are used for one or two sentence statements that prove a point or reveal an attitude.
    • Use quotations to back up your own thoughts and comments.
    • Don’t forget the quotation marks so you remember that you quoted the material!
    Remember to record the citation information. You will need this for your bibliography page.
  • 12. So let’s dig in pull apart the text!
  • 13. Information in this presentation is based on: Jansen, Barbara. “Reading for Information: The Trash-N-Treasure Method of Teaching Note-Taking.” 16 Oct. 2006. 16 Nov. 2007. http://www.big6.com/showarticle.php?id=45 Tomasino, Christine. “Trash-n-Treasure to Build Comprehension: Pulling Apart the Text by Annotating Slides in PowerPoint.” 16 Nov. 2007. www.efriendlylearning.com/presentations/reading/Annotatingwtrashtreasure.ppt - This project incorporates portions of copyrighted works. These items are included under the fair use exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law and have been prepared according to the educational fair use guidelines. They are restricted from further use.