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Lynnae Failla's LibGuide- Writing in Ancient Civilizations: The Big 6 Research Tips

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.

Big6 problem solving

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

5. Synthesis

  • 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

6. Evaluation

  • 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?