Taking Notes With Note Cards

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Taking Notes With Note Cards

  1. 1. Research Strategies Taking notes using note cards Holly Frilot Collins Hill High School Spring 2010
  2. 2. What do I do first? <ul><li>Create a Works Cited Note Card. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes all the citation info exactly as it would appear on your Works Cited page (author, title, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>It’s good to do this BEFORE you take your first note. </li></ul>Example on next page
  3. 3. Works Cited Note Card Example #1 1 “ Graphic Designer.” Career Cruising . Anaca Technologies, 2010. Web. 24 Mar. 2010. Citation: Use proper MLA format with the correct punctuation. This citation will look the same on your Works Cited page. Source: Label this card with a number. The first Works Cited card is 1, the second is 2, and so on. Then, all your notes that come from this source will have the number 1 in the top right corner. Format: Notice that this entry is double-spaced, so skip lines when writing on a note card. Also, the second line (and any other lines after) is indented.
  4. 4. Works Cited Note Card Example #2 2 Smith, Grace. “Graphic Designer.” Popular Jobs. Ed. Linda Shepherd. Seattle: Frost Publishers, Inc., 2008. 45-61. Print. Citation: Use proper MLA format with the correct punctuation. Depending on what type of source it is, different information will be needed. Source: This is a new source, so it has a new number. All notes from this source will also have a number 2 in the upper right corner.
  5. 5. Works Cited Formats <ul><li>If you need help properly citing different types of sources (book, website, database, etc.) go to </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chhsmediacenter.com/writing--mla.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Time to take notes! <ul><li>One idea or “note” should go on each note card. </li></ul><ul><li>Give your note card a topic in the top left. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same source number from the Works Cited card in the top right. </li></ul>Example on next page
  7. 7. Note Cards Career Description 1 Graphic designers create logos and graphics that represent companies. They develop personalities for companies through advertisements, posters, brochures, websites, etc. (“Graphic Designer”) Topic: This is what the note is about. Source: This number corresponds to the number on your Works Cited card and shows where the information came from. Parenthetical Citation: Include the citation you would use in your paper here. Often there is an author name and page number, but citation types differ. Note: This is your research in note form. Typically one note, or one sentence, is on each card.
  8. 8. Note card tips <ul><li>Note cards can include one of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>paraphrased information, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>direct quotes, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a sentence that incorporates a partial quote or quotes </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Career Description 1 Graphic designers create logos and graphics that represent companies. They develop personalities for companies through visual communication. (“Graphic Designer”) Paraphrase: This type of card has information that you have put into your own words. Client Communication 1 “ Designers must find out what the client wants, who the target audience is, what kind of budget is available, and when the project must be completed.” (“Graphic Designer”) Direct Quote: Information that is copied directly from the source must have quotation marks.
  10. 10. Incorporating quotes Career Description 1 Functioning as “experts in visual communication,” graphic designers are called upon to “persuade, entertain, and inform the public” about a client’s product or service. (“Graphic Designer”) Incorporating quotes: This note card shows information that is both paraphrased and quoted directly in one sentence. This is an effective way to incorporate quotes in your paper.
  11. 11. Parenthetical Citations <ul><li>Parenthetical citations are used in your paper to show where you got your information from. </li></ul><ul><li>They can vary according to the source type. </li></ul><ul><li>A parenthetical citation from a book may look like this: (Smith 45) </li></ul><ul><li>One from a website with no author may look like this: (“Graphic Designer”) </li></ul><ul><li>For additional information on parenthetical citations, go to http://www.chhsmediacenter.com/writing--mla.html </li></ul>
  12. 12. Career Description 1 Graphic designers create logos and graphics that represent companies. They develop personalities for companies through visual communication. (“Graphic Designer”) This parenthetical citation shows a website article with no author. Types of graphic designers 2 “ The term ‘graphic designer’ was not coined until 1922 by William Addison Dwiggins.” (Gatta, Lange, and Lyons 18) This parenthetical citation shows a book source with author and page number. Notice this number shows that it is a different source.
  13. 13. Final thoughts <ul><li>Teachers may require you to do note cards differently. Always check with your teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need more help, ask your teacher, the media specialists, or go to </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.chhsmediacenter.com/writing--mla.html </li></ul>
  14. 14. Works Cited <ul><li>Confused Math Student . 2007. Remember When. MPHS Class of 1988 . Web. 25 Mar. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Held, Heather. “How to Create Bibliography and Note Cards.” 2008. Microsoft Word file. </li></ul><ul><li>Nathan, Eric. “Note Cards.” 2010. Microsoft Publisher file. </li></ul>

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