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Taking Notes


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Notes on note-taking and source reliability for my 11th grade English class in Broadview Heights OH

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Taking Notes

  1. 1. The Research Paper Source Reliability & Taking Notes
  2. 2. Objectives: 9/15 <ul><li>Recall criteria for evaluating web sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Create one source card and three note cards. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In small groups </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Evaluating Sources: Why? <ul><li>Great info on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Some good, some awful </li></ul><ul><li>LITTLE/NO ONE fact-checks on the web </li></ul>
  4. 4. Criteria to look for: <ul><li>Authorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can you find an author / group responsible? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how reputable is the author / group? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can you easily learn about the author / group? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>does the author / group take responsibility for the site? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Criteria to look for: <ul><li>Site address (URL): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ .edu” = college / university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ .gov: = government agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ .org” = non-profit advocacy groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ .com / .net” = most likely selling something </li></ul></ul>.com
  6. 6. Criteria to be aware of: <ul><li>Accuracy of Information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>well-researched or opinion? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>criteria for including information? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Criteria to be aware of: <ul><li>Goals of the site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>purpose of site: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>advertise? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>persuade? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>provide information? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>goals clearly stated? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intended audience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>design of site? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Criteria to be aware of: <ul><li>Accessibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>easy to find? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reputable links? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search engine / directory? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Criteria Checklist: <ul><li>Who is the author? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is their reputation? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information objective / accurate? </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable with other sites? </li></ul><ul><li>Information unique? </li></ul><ul><li>Material covered? </li></ul><ul><li>Information current? </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate for audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Well-written / maintained? </li></ul><ul><li>Illustrations add value? </li></ul>
  10. 10. A Source Card: A To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee New York: Scribner & Sons First edition: 1972 Source Card Letter Title of Work Author of Work Publishing City/Co Publication Info Copyright Info
  11. 11. A Note Card: A-1 Atticus’s Theory of Understanding The best way to understand someone is to put yourself in their shoes. 79 Source Card Letter Note Card Number Your Title Quote/Para/Sum Page Ref
  12. 12. When Taking Notes: <ul><li>Quote: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct, exact quotation from your source </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your words, but the exact information contained in quote </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A brief overview of the info (IYOW) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Remember: <ul><li>All information that isn’t common knowledge must be cited! </li></ul>
  14. 14. In Small Groups: <ul><li>Read article </li></ul><ul><li>Create one source card </li></ul><ul><li>Create three note cards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One quote, one paraphrase, one summary </li></ul></ul>