Students: Your goal in this first step is to learn enough about your topic to identify a specific question to answer or a hypothesis to test.
Write a specific research question or hypothesis.
Your goal is to locate, retrieve, read, evaluate, and record information related to your research question or hypothesis.
Create an annotated bibliography and record notes from sources.
Students: Your goal in this step is to reflect on what you have learned, draw a conclusion, and then organize your information to support that conclusion.
Confirm thesis and outline main points.
Your goal in this step is to communicate your conclusion and supporting points to your audience.
If you teacher specifies the format, follow instructions.
If you choose the format, consider your audience and the tool that best communicates your message.
Always keep your due date in mind!
Consult with your library media specialist on selecting and using various technology tools.
Your goal in this step is to evaluate your completed product and the process you used.
Consider your assignment and the product you created and ask yourself:
Step 1: Question
Step 2: Gather
Step 3: Conclude
Step 4: Communicate
Step 5: Evaluate
Congratulations! You have completed an extensive problem solving project. You have used the steps of the research cycle to gain new knowledge and understandings. You have shared your findings and decisions persuasively.
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