The Big6 Information Organizer - WUHS grades 9-12
Please fill out Big6 #1-5 before you BEGIN WORK on your assignment.
Please fill out Big6 #6 before you TURN IN your assignment.
You will need to PRINT this form BEFORE exiting the page.
Class and Hour
Big6 #1: Task Definition
Define my information problem. Consider purpose and need for information. What am I supposed to do?
Develop essential researchable questions. What information do I need to uncover that relates to this information problem?
If using web sites, who will evaluate the web sources for credibility, authority, accuracy, relevance, currency, and objectivity?
I will use only those sources evaluated, approved, and provided by my teachers or librarian.
I will find my own sources of information on the free web and use a website evaluation tool for each site I use in my project.
Big6 #2 Information Seeking Strategies
Determine all sources- then select the best sources from the following options for THIS assignment. A blend of traditional print sources, online sources, and humans sources can be considered.
WUHS Share Catalog - search for non-fiction sources in WUHS library
WUHS SHARE catalog - search for reference sources in WUHS library
WUHS SHARE catalog - search for sources in OTHER LIBRARIES
e-book sources through MackinVia
Facts on File databases
ABC/CLIO history databases
Learning Literature Database
Zinnio - digital magazine collection
Big6 #3 Location and Access
Intellectually plan my search for information. What key terms, subject headings, or search phrases will I use?
Big6 #4 Use of Information
I have located information within sources. How will I record the information I find?
Use a graphic organizer
Use a teacher-provided form
Take notes on paper
Take notes using word processing program
Use a recording device -- tablet, phone, digital or video camera
How will I give credit to my sources of information?
Think about informational as well as media sources!
Use the library's printed citation style guide for citing in-text and preparing works cited entries
Go to an online citation helper
Big6 #5 Synthesis
Now I am ready to organize information from a variety of different sources. How will I communicate your results?
Written brochure, newsletter, essay, report, or research paper
Oral presentation (speech/debate, etc.)
Multimedia presentation (using a web 2.0 tool, video, or online app, for instance)
How will I give credit to my sources in my final product, speech, or performance?
Include in-text citations
Include a written or word-processed works cited page or bibliography of sources
Digitally communicate which sources I used in a standard citation format
Are there any materials I will need to gather for my presentation or performance?
(list, separating by commas)
How much time do I anticipate I will need to gather information and create the final product?
Timeline for assignment:
Ideas for project task (task defintion) completed by
Information collecting (note taking) completed by
First draft completed by
Submission to Turnitin.com completed by
Final product completed by
Included here any additional steps needed to successfully complete the assignment:
Big6 #6 Evaluation
Before turning in my assignment, I need to check off all of these items (print this organizer)
My final product is appropriate for what I was supposed to do in Big6 #1
the information I found in Big6 #4 matches the information needed in Big^ #1
credit is given to all of my sources of information, in standard citation format
I am in compliance of copyright laws and fair use guidelines
my work is high quality, neat, and organized
my work is complete and includes my information as creator (name, date, etc.)
I would be proud for anyone to view this work
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