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Steven santiago reading and information literacy

  1. 1. Steven Santiago SLS1001 (R) 5-6:15pm 1. What are some of the ways to become a Critical Internet searcher? Start with your favorite search engine such as Google. Ask a librarian about special search engines that colleges subscribe to such as LexusNexus or InfoTrac. Try many search engines to compare result and see which best fits you. Use strategy when using search engines to make what you are looking for a lot easier. Try to phrase your search in natural language or keywords. Also vary word order in search term. Use a search strategy such as skimming through sites to determine their relevance and credibility. Save or bookmark your favorite sites, you could copy and paste URL into an online notes program. How can you become a literacy volunteer in your community? You could become a volunteer by donating to help the programachieve their goal of reaching 10 million children by the year of 2015.Donating will help build schools, purchase books, and other scholastic itemsto help make teaching easier. You could also volunteer by starting acampaign. You could run a marathon; start a basketball program, somethingfun to raise money to help build libraries in Africa or Asia. This will help formany years of education. All you have to do is go on the websiteroomtoread.orgRun your own campaign in six easy steps: 1. Design your campaign. This is the time to get creative. It doesn’t have to be particularly grand or unique—it just needs to work for you.
  2. 2. 2. Decide where the money will go. You can support girls’ education, establish a library or invest in the next generation by supporting all of our programs. 3. Promote your campaign. Email your friends, use the built-in tools to connect to your Face book and Twitter accounts, tell everyone you know why this cause is important to you—get the word out! Remember, no one can donate to your campaign if they haven’t heard about it. 4. Say thanks…a lot! Your donors are investing in you and your success, so be sure to thank them and keep them posted with progress reports. 5. Keeps the momentum going. Send reminder emails and ask those who’ve already donated to help spread the word. You’ll reach a wider audience by tapping multiple networks. 6. Give yourself a pat on the back (and share the love with everyone who supported you). It’s in partnership with people like you that Room to Read is able to touch the lives of millions of children in the developing world. So give yourself and your supporters a round of applause once your campaign is all over… and maybe even start plotting your next one. • What can you learn from Gary’s case about SQ3R and being a information literate reader? It helps make good decisions in and out of the classroom. You need to map out the possibilities. Become familiar to the library, get to know the librarian, have a way of contacting a librarian. SQ3R will also help build your vocabulary, and help you concentrate better. 3. Explain the ways that you would use to conduct an informationsearch. Start with a general reference search, move to a specialized reference works. Then use the electronic catalog to locate materials. And also browse through relevant books and articles.