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Evaluating and Taking Notes

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Transcript of Evaluating and Taking Notes

Notes
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
ICE BREAKER
1) Do you find it difficult to take notes when doing a research? Explain.
2) What is the best way to take notes effectively?
3) How do you know if your sources are useful and credible?


The Purpose of Sources
Objective:
Is the source useful and credible?
Purpose
Relevance
Level of specialization and audience
Credentials of the publisher and author
Date of publication
Accuracy of the source
Stance of the source

Guidelines for Examining Potential Sources
Basic elements:
Title and subtitle
Title page and copyright page
Home page
Table of contents
Index
Footnotes
Bibliography
Reading with a Critical Eye
Students will:
Learn the importance of note taking, evaluating sources, and gathering data
Determine which sources are useful and credible
Learn tips to better understand quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, and annotating

How to synthesize sources?
Tips:
1) Read the material carefully
2) Determine the important ideas
3)Formulate a position
4) Provide evidence
5) Deal with counterarguments
6) Combine source materials effectively
Taking notes and annotate sources
Works Cited:
Lunsford, Andrea A., and Paul Kei Matsuda. The everyday writer: with exercises. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2013. Print.

Questions?
While reading you should keep in mind:
Your research question
The author's stance and tone

-Attitude
The author's argument and evidence

-Main point/argument
-Reasons to support his/her position

Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes
Amira Areja
Jasmin Perdue
Stephanie Lupian
Rachel Ferguson
Professor Zahra
English 101
5 March 2014
Decide what information you need
Ask yourself if you'll need:
- Background information
- Explanations of concepts
- Evidence
- Counter examples/evidence
- Visuals
What is a Bibliography?
A list of sources that may be used later for a paper/project.
-Articles
-Books
-Websites
Why is annotating a bibliography important?
Writing descriptions/comments about a source will help when looking at a source later.

Be sure to check other items as well:
Abstracts
Preface/foreword
Subheadings
Conclusion/ afterword
Digital source
1.
Quoting
-quote accurately
-note your quotes
-quote in context
2.
Paraphrasing
-reinstatement of the main point
-include important details
-do not include comments
-AVOID PLAGIARISM
3.
Summarizing

-shortened version of a passage/chapter/whole book
-IN YOUR OWN WORDS
-emphasize the main point

Group similar pieces of information together
Look for patterns
Combine the ideas
Balance ideas with two or more sources
Apply your own knowledge or experiences
Think Critically
What?
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