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Geography Research Project

Geography Research Project6th Grade World Cultures 2016

Congratulations! Youre a researcher!Welcome to the wild, wonderful world of research! Great researchers:ASK questionsCONSULT expertsCOMMUNICATE what they findGIVE CREDIT to the work of others


What is PLAGIARISM?Write a definition for plagiarismBased on the video, how would you define it?Plagiarism (n):Using someone elses words or ideas as your own, without properly giving credit to that person.

3 Steps to AVOID PlagiarismCiteBulleted NotesParaphrase

CITECite EVERY sourceWhen?As SOON as you decide it is useful! How?With Noodletools!

Bulleted NotesWrite FACTSNO complete sentencesBe succinctReword/rephraseUse synonymsDescribe in your own wordsDraw diagrams, pictures, graphs

ParaphraseWork from your notesRewrite in your own wordsAvoid using the original text

Close ReadingStrategy we use to be better readersCareful, purposeful reading of the textExamine details to make sense of the larger storyAsk QUESTIONS

Close ReadingReading and re-readingMarking the text Taking bulleted notesParaphrasing What does that mean?

CLOSE READINGPhase 1:Get the GIST of the textPhase 2:Examine the DETAILSPhase 3:Form an UNDERSTANDING

Phase 1:Read once all the way throughWhat is the basic GIST of this article?Write it at the bottom of your paper.The GIST

Phase 1: The GistWhat is the GIST of this article?The land in Bangladesh is bad for farmingPeople have found another way to farm.

Phase 2: Examine the details2nd Read Use symbols to:Highlight keywords and phrases you need to look upMark keywords and sentences that are importantBe sure to LOOK UP any unknown keywords or phrases.

SymbolsMeaningsUnderlineKeyword I recognizeCircleKeyword I DO NOT recognize[ ]*Important sentence I understand[ ]?Important sentence I DO NOT understand

Phase 2: Examine detailsSymbolsMeaningsUnderlineKeyword I recognizeCircleKeyword I DO NOT recognize[ ]*Important sentence I understand[ ]?Important sentence I DO NOT understand

Phase 3: Understanding3rd ReadTake BULLETED NOTESNo complete sentencesImportant facts in YOUR OWN WORDSRephrase key phrases in YOUR OWN WORDSUse symbols, diagrams, pictures

Phase 3: UnderstandingBulleted notes

Phase 3: UnderstandingGreat researchers:ASK questionsCONSULT expertsCOMMUNICATE what they find GIVE CREDIT to the work of others


Phase 3: ParaphraseWrite a paragraph that paraphrases the article in your own words.Use your bulleted notes and not the original text.

Next timeThe Wonderful World of Research continues with more about Noodletools and LibGuides! Be ready you will need your competitive edge. In the GWL