Information Literacy Session 2


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Information Literacy Session 2

  1. 1. Information Literacy Session Two “It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” -Epictetus
  2. 2. Information Literacy
  3. 3. Information Literacy • Define: Define the need, problem, or question – Knowing … • that you need to know • what you need to know
  4. 4. Define the Need • First we need to know that we need to know – Recognizing that there is a need for knowledge
  5. 5. Business Manager Part-time, work at home, nationwide opportunity About Us: Consumer Financial Group is a privately-held, 100% employee owned commercial finance organization located in Apple Valley, California. We aim to be the global leader in our industry through an innovative suite of financing products focused on equipment based lending, serving the needs of the food service, automotive, and manufacturing industries to name a few. We are very proud to say CFG's capital fuels our nation's economy. Our energetic team helps businesses, ranging in size from just a handful of employees to thousands, boost their growth potential. Business owners appreciate CFG's unique analysis of financial profiles, thorough due diligence, and machine-like efficiency. Our business model provides a level of service unmatched by competitors because we recognize that every business is unique. CFG's largely multilingual professionals are trained to provide the kind of timely, objective advice busy business owners and corporate officers truly appreciate. We are always seeking accomplished, motivated, and positive individuals to join the CFG team. Be a part of our growth and realize your future today! Position Summary: Business Managers are the lifeblood of Consumer Financial Group. Analysts work in a fast paced sales environment interfacing with clients, senior management, funding analysts, and both proprietary and institutional capital sources. CFAs market the firms suite of financing products direct to our proprietary database of equipment vendors and business users, gaining financial aptitude, industry expertise, and a polished approach to selling suitable for communicating with business owners and managers. CFAs also gain expertise in financial statement and credit analysis, making them among the most valued sales professionals in the financial services industry. During the probationary period (40 days) our new Business Manager will be paid 2500 USD per month, plus 5% commission from every payment received from a client. After the completion of the probationary period your salary will go up to 3000 USD per month, plus 7% commission per successfully handled transfer. Requirements to the candidate: - Proactive payment management skills; - PC, Internet, E-mail advanced operational skills; - Bank account ; - Professional appearance; - Confident attitude; - Great People skills and a positive attitude are a must; - Maturity age. Apply: E-mail resume to:
  6. 6. Contact Us Mailing Address: Consumer Financial Services 17868 Highway 18 Suite 217 Apple Valley, CA 92307-1291 Phone: (760) 536-8338 Fax: (866) 651-2150 Career Opportunities:
  7. 7. Google Search: “consumer financial group” california
  8. 8. Define the Need • Next we need to know what we need to know – Defining what we need to know – Research question (very similar to the “topic sentence”)
  9. 9. Developing a Research Question • Choose an appropriate topic or issue for your research, one that actually can be researched – Choose a subject that interests you enough to spark your own thoughts and opinions – Stick with just one subject – Don’t make it too broad or too narrow – Is it easily and fully researchable?
  10. 10. Main Research Question Ineffective research questions • Who was Benjamin Franklin? – Too broad – Has too many answers • Should older people be allowed to drive? – Asks for opinion, not fact – Question is vague: the terms are not specific • Does the U.S. have a good foreign policy? – Questions is vague: the terms are not specific – Too broad – Subjective and asks for opinion
  11. 11. Main Research Question Effective research questions • What effect does divorce have on academic achievement in elementary children? – Is very specific about what it is asking – Is layered with multiple levels of information – Seeks factual, verifiable answers • What are the differences between the various processors available in computers? – Seeks factual, verifiable answers – Not too broad or too narrow
  12. 12. Focused Research Question (Ask “who/what/when/where/why/how”) • Main Research Question – Does exercise level positively or negatively impact food consumption in obese individuals? • Effective Focused Questions – What is the definition of an obese individual? (Who?) – What is the definition of exercise? How is exercise measured? – Do obese individuals who increase their level of exercise increase or decrease their food intake measured in calories? – What level of exercise shows a change in food intake?
  13. 13. Homework for this session 1. Create an effective Main Research Question about your topic. – That seeks factual answers – That is fully and reasonably answerable – That is neither too broad nor too narrow 1. Develop two Focused Questions – That ask “who/what/when/where/why/how” of your Main question and the topics in your Main question. – That help you answer your Main question by breaking it down into smaller parts. 1. Add them to the Project Template
  14. 14. Sample Questions 1. What type of prenatal care do women get in prison? (by a Medical Assistant student) 1. Do they get regular check ups? 2. Are they given a proper diet? 2. What kind of evidence can help solve a sexual assault crime? (by a CJ student) 1. What kind of body-tissue could be used as evidence? 2. How can that evidence determine who the suspect is?
  15. 15. How to Retrieve the Template • On an SBBC computer, go to “My Computer” • Double-click on the “F:” drive • Double-click on the “STUDENT DATA” folder • Double-click on the “STUDENT FOLDERS” folder • If you have not already made your own folder, do so now: – Click on “File” then “New” then “Folder” – Type your name into the new folder that has been created and hit enter.
  16. 16. How to Retrieve the Template • Go back to “Student Data” • Open “Course Data” then “English” then “English 105 – Intro to Writing” • Right-click the document titled “InformationLiteracyProject” and click “Copy” • Go back to “STUDENT FOLDERS” • Right-click on your own folder and hit “Paste” – you now have that document accessible from any school computer
  17. 17. What does it mean to ‘Define the need’? A. Know that you need to know B. Know why you want to know C. Know what you need to know D. (A) and (C) CommandButton1
  18. 18. The research question should be: A. About my instructor’s favorite topic B. Focused on one main subject C. Written about in the newspaper D. Very specific CommandButton1
  19. 19. Opinion is good to use because it is supported by personal experience and how one feels about something A. True B. False CommandButton1
  20. 20. Which of these is NOT a quality of an effective research question?: A. Has multiple levels that can interact B. Is abstract and complex C. Seeks factual, verifiable answers D. Is specific enough to find definite information on CommandButton1
  21. 21. What questions should you ask about your “Main Research Question”? A. Who? B. What? C. When? D. All of the above, plus Where? CommandButton1