Information Literacy Session 7


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  • We have Defined Found Evaluated Now we have to organize – really, we’ve been doing this all along. What was our first step in organizing? Outlining
  • Why is it important to organize information Information is usually gathered in order to achieve a goal By organizing your information you are more likely for your audience to receive a meaningful message and allows the recipient to apply, utilize or question what you have presented Organized information is more effectively used than random data Organization also helps to do the following Reduces stress Saves time Allows efficient task completion: without getting overwhelmed Achieves a goal Contributes to effective communication Contributes to organizational success Contributes to your professional development Your choice of how you organize the information will maximize your effectiveness – different types of information should be presented in different ways depending on the subject area
  • Here are some different ways to organize information How might each be used in the real world Category or Concept Start with a broad subject and break it down Classification systems in a library Your Main Research question that we broke down into focused research questions was broken down / organized by concepts Chronologically (Time Order) Sequence of events nfluences an outcome CJ – reconstructing a chain of events Hierarchically (Emphatic Order) Least complex to most complex /Most important to least important Analyzing a computer issue – start with the basics (is it plugged in) – then look for more complex issues Alphabetically Medical files
  • Simple to complex: build up and explain (i.e. memo or report) Accuracy: have someone else help, esp. with resume
  • Now it is your turn Show us your completed Poster page What is your topic Why did you choose it Explain your outline Where did you get your sources
  • Answer: D
  • Answer: C
  • Answer: A
  • Answer: B
  • Information Literacy Session 7

    1. 1. Information Literacy Session Seven “ For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” -Benjamin Franklin
    2. 2. Organize the Information
    3. 3. Organizing the Information <ul><li>The Importance of effective information organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows efficient task completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieves a goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributes to effective communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributes to organizational success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contributes to your professional development </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Organizational Strategies <ul><li>Organized information is more effectively used than random data </li></ul>
    5. 5. Preparing Written Documents <ul><li>Organize from simple to complex </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the recommended style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MLA / APA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use language and level of complexity that is appropriate to your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Check for accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphics that are clear and enhance the content of the document </li></ul><ul><li>Follow conventional language, spelling, and grammar standards </li></ul>
    6. 6. Homework for this session <ul><li>Summarize the answers you found (brief paragraph/note cards/etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Review your outline, checking for: completeness, organization, proper grammar, and spelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Finish any research you have left. </li></ul><ul><li>PRINT OUT and TURN IN your completed project, by next session . </li></ul><ul><li>You will be presenting your Information Literacy Project next session, during class! </li></ul>
    7. 7. How do I present my project? <ul><li>Share: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What your topic is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why you chose it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your outline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One or two of your most helpful sources </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Why should you organize your information? <ul><li>To more efficiently complete your task </li></ul><ul><li>To more effectively and clearly communicate </li></ul><ul><li>To reduce stress </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>
    9. 9. Which of these is NOT an organizational method? <ul><li>Organization by Category or Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Pathological Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical Organization </li></ul>
    10. 10. Which of these is NOT a method of Hierarchical Organization? <ul><li>Types of material in alphabetical order </li></ul><ul><li>Most important to least important </li></ul><ul><li>Least complex to most complex </li></ul><ul><li>Basic problem to serious problem </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Follow the recommended citation style (APA or MLA) </li></ul><ul><li>Use pencil for your first draft </li></ul><ul><li>Check for accuracy </li></ul><ul><li>Use language and level of complexity that is appropriate to your audience </li></ul>When preparing a written document you should do all of these, except: