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The Big 6
The Big 6 Research Strategies
When you have a an assignment or need to do research, use the
Big 6 Information Problem Solving Method.
Click on the image above to watch a video about the Big 6 Research Strategies.
Big 6- Step 1
1. Task Definition
- Restate the assignment in your own words.
- When is the assignment due?
- What is the final product that you must turn in?
- What information do you already have and what do you need to know?
Big 6- Step 4
4. Use of Information
- Engage in your source to gather information. Read, view, listen and take notes.
- What information is available in each source?
- What information answers your question and is helpful for your assignment?
- Remember to cite your sources-- click on the "Citing Sources" tab above to find useful tools and information!
Big 6- Step 2
2. Information Seeking Strategies
- Brainstorm and identify sources available for your assignment.
- Which sources are the best for your assignment?
- Check out the tabs above in this LibGuide to find useful information resources for each country.
Big 6- Step 5
- Organize information from all sources to share your results.
- Create a product (Google Slide Show) in your own words.
- Remember to do your own work!
- How can you best present and communicate your information?
Big 6- Step 3
3. Location & Access
- Find the sources and get your hands on the information.
- What are your key words?
- Where is the information located within each source?
Big 6- Step 6
- Judge your final product and the process that you used to complete your assignment.
- Did you complete the entire assignment on time?
Did you meet the criteria outlined by your teacher and use the number and type of resources required?
- Did you correctly cite all of the sources used for you research?
- Did you paraphrase all of the information in your assignment?
- Is the final product your best work?
- What might you do differently for your next research assignment?