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The Bix Six
Transcript of The Bix Six
Which sources are the best? Step 1: Task Definition What's the task?
What questions do I need to answer?
What type of information do I need? What is Research? Step 3: Location and Access Locate your sources?
Find information within your source? Step 5: Synthesis How can I organize all the information?
How can I present the results? Step 6: Evaluation Is the task complete?
How can I do things better? The Big Six Model RESEARCH Step 4: Use of Information What is engaging?
What information in each source is relevant and purposeful? What do you think? With your table group, work together to develop your own definition for the word research. Let's look at 6 steps to help you be successful at researching. What do you think? hi What do you think? What do you think? What is a source? Reliable Sources Authority
Non-Biased and Non-Persuasive Let's Talk About Reliable Sources Who wrote it?
Is it a primary source?
What are their credentials?
Can you trust them? You can sometimes tell immediately!
Are there ads everywhere?
Does the page look professional?
Are there flashing pictures or text?
Are there a bunch of answers to a question? Anyone with $10 can create a website! Can you find the date?
Is the timing relevant?
Is the information still valid? Popular media is not credible, but it can lead to a credible source.
Question forums, blogs, and Wikipedia are not reliable.
Question the source! Are they trying to sell you something?
Are they trying to talk you into something?
Are they objective or subjective? Think about your task. Which sources will best help you complete your task? Here are some sources that I thought would be good. What do you think? http://www.pestworldforkids.org/ants.html
http://www.encyclopedia.com/ Why are they called "Zombie Ants"?
What causes an ant to act like a zombie?
What keeps zombie ants from infecting other ants? After doing some research and finding some engaging information, I chose my three topics! http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=zombie-ant-fungus-parasite http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/120504-zombie-ant-fungus-science-environment-rainforest/ http://www.livescience.com/20099-ant-zombie-mind-controlling-fungus.html Don't forget your bibliography!
knightcite.com Look at your assignment expectations again and make sure you met all of them! What do you think?