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  • 6 Steps To Assignment Success Snr

    1. 1. Upwey High School Library 6 Steps to Assignment Success
    2. 2. Research skills Include: <ul><li>The ability to understand what you are required to do to complete an assignment or a task </li></ul><ul><li>The ability, skill and confidence to locate, evaluate, use, organise and present information </li></ul><ul><li>Being skilled in using different information resources </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to interpret information in a variety of forms (written, statistical, graphs, charts etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>The opportunity to gain new knowledge and understanding </li></ul>
    3. 3. What’s in it for you? <ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop skills in note-taking and organising information, interpreting and presenting information. </li></ul><ul><li>To be able to use these information skills across all subjects areas to improve your grades </li></ul><ul><li>Become more efficient and effective in your research </li></ul><ul><li>Use information responsibly as part of everyday life </li></ul><ul><li>Have the relevant information skills for furthering education and entering the workplace </li></ul>
    4. 4. 6 Steps to Successful Research <ul><li>Define </li></ul><ul><li>Locate </li></ul><ul><li>Select </li></ul><ul><li>Organise </li></ul><ul><li>Present </li></ul><ul><li>Assess </li></ul>
    5. 5. Step 1: Defining <ul><li>What am I expected to do / produce? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I know already? </li></ul><ul><li>What questions do I need to answer? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I need to find out? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Step 2: Locating <ul><li>What sort of information do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do I find this information? </li></ul><ul><li>Should I use catalogues, indexes or computers? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Step 3 : Selecting <ul><li>What do the resources I have located tell me? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they answer my questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Have I found enough information to complete the task? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have the skills to extract and use the information? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Step 4 : Organising <ul><li>What do I need to record? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I make effective notes? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I organise my notes? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Step 5 : Presenting <ul><li>How am I going to pull this information together and present it so that I communicate effectively? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Step 6 : Assessing <ul><li>Before handing in your work assess and check: </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling, punctuation, grammar, name on work </li></ul><ul><li>Did I include a bibliography? </li></ul><ul><li>What did I learn from this task? Do my new skills and knowledge match the skills I was supposed to gain from this assignment? </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything I need to follow up with my teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>Assess and review your work on return: </li></ul><ul><li>How well did I do? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I satisfied with the result? </li></ul><ul><li>Did the result meet my expectation? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I need more practice with any stage or skill? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I need to follow up anything with my teacher? </li></ul>

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