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Current Issues

Step 1 - Brainstorming (task definition)
Decide on a topic. Following are some ideas.current issues table.jpg
Still don't know? Try the ProCon.org website.
















Step 2 - Finding reliable information (Information seeking strategies)
  • Understand that not all websites contain reliable information.
  • Wikipedia is not a reliable source
  • Ask yourself some questions before deciding if what you're looking at is true and accurate.
  • Use this Prezi to find out when to use Google.


Step 3 - Find information in an organized way (Locate and access information)


Books

Online Databases
Find the school's databases. (These require a username and password. See the librarian!)

EBSCO offers a Student Research Center with information on Current Issues.

Other places to look
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Check out our Reference Center for more!


Step 4 - Learn to paraphrase, quote, summarize and otherwise accurately cite your information correctly. (Use of information)

What's the difference between a paraphrase and a summary?

What is plagiarism?

More on citation

Tips:
  • Take good notes
  • Make sure to get all the citation information you need before leaving that source. (Title, author, publication info, year)


Step 5 - Organize your information (Synthesis of information)
Your teacher has special instructions on how she'd like you to keep up with your information. Make sure to follow it closely.

Step 6 - Check the assignment guidelines (Evaluation)
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  • Did you check the assignment guidelines?
  • Is your information accurate?
  • Did you use the online databases?
  • Did you use the recommended books
  • Does your information reflect a clear understanding of your topic?
  • Are your sources cited accurately?