Mini-Research Project (Mind Map) (How to collect relevant, credible, and…
Mini-Research Project (Mind Map)
How to collect relevant, credible, and reliable websites using Diigo
You can find relevant, credible, and reliable website using Diigo first of with the tags you use. If you narrow down what each tag says you get more narrowed sources. Also Diigo can make annotations that can help you find information that can tell the credibility and how reliable some websites are
How to use search terms (keywords) effectively in finding information?
To use search terms or keywords to find effective information make sure to find narrow words that are not to broad for you topic of choice. This will help with finding exactly what you are looking for rather than thousands of articles.
How to write effective research questions?
To write effective research questions you have to use the 5W's
1.Why-Here you would state
this is important
2.Who-Here you would state
this topic affects
3.What-Here you would state
are the implications/effects
4.Where-Here you would state
is this an issue
5.When-Here you would state
in time do I want to write about this (2017,2016,1983)
How to decide whether a website or resource is credible and reliable
You can decide whether a website or resource is credible and reliable by finding if the author looks professional and if the url is a .com vs .edu. Another way to tell if it looks reliable is to see if there are any ads. Most of the time websites with tons of adds are not reliable websites
The difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
The difference between quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing are... First summarizing is finding the key and important details and main ideas and creating a paragraph about concluding the article. Make sure to cite your source at the end. Quoting is whenever you take straight from the text and add quotes around it and add the page and author name after in parenthesis. Finally paraphrasing is whenever you convey important words from the text and add your own spin to it. This means to write it in your own words and change the order of what they talk about. For paraphrasing also you need to cite the source at the end
What MLA citation is
MLA citation is when you cite who made the article and some more. You can make in-text citations which means to at the end of a paragraph or quote write the authors last name and the page number in parenthesis. Whenever you are done with you writing piece make sure to have a bibliography page where that MLA citation should go.
What plagiarism is and how to avoid it
What plagiarism is, is when you take exactly what the author says and use it as your own. How to avoid plagiarism in your own writing you can add in-text citation or a bibliography page so you do not get accused of plagiarism.
How to gather relevant information from print (hard copy) or digital sources
To gather relevant information from print or digital sources you can use the databases or online websites which we are provided. You can generate a research question that will help you find relevant information by finding main ideas and details of the article and branching of questions from there.