Collecting, Evaluating, and Using Information Information Literacy Information
Collecting, Evaluating, and Using Information Information Literacy Information literacy: the ability to find, interpret, and use information Computer literacy Media literacy Cultural literacy Learning to be information literate
Know how to find information Learn how to interpret information Have a purpose Research: collecting and analyzing See text pp. 199- Choosing, Narrowing, and Researching a Topic Before starting your research, know what youre looking for Choose a topic
Narrow it down to a particular interesting aspect Figure out what aspects of the subject to pursue See text pp. 201203 Using the Library Taking advantage of library resources More than a document warehouse Use interlibrary loan Use the librarys home page as a gateway to services
Asking a librarian: the 10-minute rule Experts trained to assist and guide you to the resources you need See text pp. 203204 Library Resources Scholarly journals and periodicals Peer-reviewed articles written by experts Found by using databases or library catalog Books
Encyclopedias See text p. 205 Evaluating Sources Relevance How well does it fit your needs? Authority Was it created by somebody who has the qualifications to write or speak on the subject? Bias
How does the authors beliefs affect the presentation of information? Be cautious of online material Difficult to tell where it came from orSee who it textwrote pp. 206208 Using Your Research in Writing Summarizing is not enough Synthesizing information and ideas
Put together parts of ideas to create a whole result See text pp. 208209 The Writing Process Prewriting: The idea stage Discover ideas through freewriting (writing without concern for punctuation, spelling, grammar, or background) Drafting: Beginning of organization Converting exploratory writing to a rough explanatory draft, choosing a thesis, and creating a structure Revising: The polishing stage
Revising your work until it clearly explains what you want to communicate Know your audience Allocating time How much time should you allow for each step? See text pp. 209212 Citing Your Sources Always include a complete citation
If you use somebody elses exact words, you must give that person credit If you use somebody elses ideas, even in your own words, you must give that person credit Plagiarism: presenting someone elses work or ideas as your own I didnt know is not a valid excuse See text pp. 212213 Using Your Research in Presentations Step 1: Clarify your objective Step 2: Understand your audience
Step 3: Organize your presentation Step 4: Choose appropriate visual aids Step 5: Prepare your notes Step 6: Practice your delivery Step 7: Pay attention to word choice and pronunciation Step 8: Dress appropriately
Step 9: Request feedback See text pp. 214215 Tech Tip: Say Yes to Twitter Use Twitter to gather information, share interests, and stay connected Education: Follow leaders in your field Job hunting: Follow organizations youre interested in Community involvement: Take part in global conversations See text p. 216
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