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Info lit Wrap Up (aka: What I hope you learned)
The end is near! <ul><li>What is information literacy? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think this class is required? </li></ul>
You’ve got Skillz <ul><li>Information literacy is a big set of skills.  You probably had some of these skills coming into ...
Knowing what Questions to Ask (defining the topic) <ul><li>In order to find information, we have to know how to define the...
Knowing what ?’s to ask… <ul><ul><li>Choosing a topic and choosing key words to search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do ...
Knowing Where & How to Search <ul><li>Getting started with research – ANY research – is kind of like solving a mystery, Or...
Knowing where to look… <ul><li>You meet a young man at the grocery store, and he gave you his phone number but you lost it...
Knowing where to look… <ul><li>There are SO many places to find information: everything from Facebook and Youtube to schol...
Evaluating!! <ul><li>This is the easiest step to overlook.  We get so excited about finding information, that we just want...
<ul><li>We evaluate in real life all the time.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We won’t buy a pair of shoes because we know it’s ch...
Evalutate! Critically Think! <ul><li>In research, we have to evaluate to make sure we are using the best sources.  </li></...
Last step… Giving Credit (APA) <ul><li>The last big step in being information literate is knowing how to give credit when ...
Citing sources… <ul><li>Another thing we do all the time! </li></ul><ul><li>“ I got directions off google.” </li></ul><ul>...
Citing sources <ul><li>It’s natural to share where we got information… </li></ul><ul><li>Not so natural to do it in a supe...
Why Cite? <ul><li>Well, it’s nice to be honest about where you got your information.  </li></ul><ul><li>And frankly, if yo...
Putting it all together… <ul><li>So, those four main things: </li></ul><ul><li>1 – Asking the right questions </li></ul><u...
And you’re…. <ul><li>Information Literate! </li></ul>
When will you do this? <ul><li>You do it already! </li></ul><ul><li>But you will use these skills in the future: </li></ul...
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  1. 1. Info lit Wrap Up (aka: What I hope you learned)
  2. 2. The end is near! <ul><li>What is information literacy? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think this class is required? </li></ul>
  3. 3. You’ve got Skillz <ul><li>Information literacy is a big set of skills. You probably had some of these skills coming into this class: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing what questions to ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing where to look for information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critically thinking and evaluating the information you find </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Giving proper credit, when credit is due. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Knowing what Questions to Ask (defining the topic) <ul><li>In order to find information, we have to know how to define the topic, narrow it down, and figure out, what it is, exactly we are looking for. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the information overload video from week 1? </li></ul><ul><li>The Search Overload commercials? </li></ul><ul><li>When will you use this skill? ALL the time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Knowing what ?’s to ask… <ul><ul><li>Choosing a topic and choosing key words to search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do I want to research? How can I narrow it down? What are the main concepts? What are the main keywords I need to search, and their synonyms? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deciding what degree best fits you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What am I good at? What do I enjoy? How much money do I want to make? Will this degree lead to a job, or more school? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting started on any paper or assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the requirements? What kind of topic is this instructor wanting? How many sources do I need to find, and will I be able to find that number? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Knowing Where & How to Search <ul><li>Getting started with research – ANY research – is kind of like solving a mystery, Or putting a puzzle together. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a two part process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You’ve asked questions, and narrowed down what you are looking for, but now: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1, Where do you start searching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2, How do you search for it? And Where?! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Knowing where to look… <ul><li>You meet a young man at the grocery store, and he gave you his phone number but you lost it! His name is John Smith…. How will you ever find him? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you look? </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you search? </li></ul><ul><li>Would you search the same place if your boss asked you to do research? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Knowing where to look… <ul><li>There are SO many places to find information: everything from Facebook and Youtube to scholarly databases like Academic search premier. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing where to look for what type of information is important! </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing HOW to search when you get there is equally as important. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywords, limiters, boolean, synonyms. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluating!! <ul><li>This is the easiest step to overlook. We get so excited about finding information, that we just want to start writing our papers and forget to check the sources! </li></ul><ul><li>Another way to think of it is critical thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you believe what your friend’s post on their status updates? Or do you verify the facts? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>We evaluate in real life all the time. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We won’t buy a pair of shoes because we know it’s cheaper elsewhere. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t send money to Nigerian princes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We hear the cousin Lilly is pregnant, but we call her to make sure. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We hear Charlie Sheen has tigerblood, so we go to the National Institute of Health website to see if that’s even possible. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We don’t post our private information on facebook, even though they tell us its safe. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A friend tell us that Kroger is on the left side of the road, but you check Google maps, just to make sure. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Evalutate! Critically Think! <ul><li>In research, we have to evaluate to make sure we are using the best sources. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly vs Popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source types and the publishing process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites!!! Urls, blogs, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On the internet, we look at the CRAAP test: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important to evaluate books and journal articles too. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Last step… Giving Credit (APA) <ul><li>The last big step in being information literate is knowing how to give credit when credit is due. </li></ul><ul><li>You’ve narrowed your topic, found sources, and made sure they’re good… all that’s left is putting the pieces together, and citing those sources! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Citing sources… <ul><li>Another thing we do all the time! </li></ul><ul><li>“ I got directions off google.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Jeana told me about this place.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I read a review for it on Amazon.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Did you see that youTube video?” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Citing sources <ul><li>It’s natural to share where we got information… </li></ul><ul><li>Not so natural to do it in a super specific weird way as required by APA. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why Cite? <ul><li>Well, it’s nice to be honest about where you got your information. </li></ul><ul><li>And frankly, if you write that Sandra Day O’Conner got her start on a farm, with impoverished parents who desired to send her to law school – no one is going to believe you knew that off that top of your head. </li></ul><ul><li>Readers like to be able to “track” sources. If they are interested in your paper, likely they will be interested in the sources you point to. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Putting it all together… <ul><li>So, those four main things: </li></ul><ul><li>1 – Asking the right questions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrowing topics, keywords, defining exactly what it is you are looking for. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2 – Knowing where to search, and how </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solving the mystery! Finding answers! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3- Evaluating what you find </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it any good? Critical thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 – Giving credit where it’s due </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Citing sources, APA. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. And you’re…. <ul><li>Information Literate! </li></ul>
  18. 18. When will you do this? <ul><li>You do it already! </li></ul><ul><li>But you will use these skills in the future: </li></ul><ul><li>Writing papers </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday life </li></ul><ul><li> Your future careers </li></ul>
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