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Workshop 2 Worksheet Please submit this completed worksheet. Important: If you are using the same Workbook in which you received feedback from the instructor, make sure the Track Changes feature (Review / Tracking / Track Changes) is not on. Workshop 2 Worksheet Topics Part C: Articulating Research Goals Part D: Conducting Internet Research Part E: Keyword Search Strategy Chart Part F: Creating Search Statements Part C: Articulating Research Goals After completing Workshop 1, you should have a good idea of what you are searching based up the analysis of the survey. Indicate the survey topic you are investigating: Communication Skills Survey 5 Based on any feedback you received from Workshop 1, in plain language, indicate the issue or opportunity from the SWOC analysis of your survey on which you are conducting further research to provide value for your client: How to improve communication skills at college Part D: Conducting Internet Research After identifying an opportunity that could possibly add value to your client, you need to do some research. You will want to 1. Explore to find out what exists on the topic to help come up with some ideas. AND/OR 2. Verify any ideas you might have as to what information or actions might be helpful to the client. This exercise asks you to conduct an Internet search on the opportunity you have identified from your analysis. You can use the Internet Search Engine of your choice. You will be exploring what exists on the topic and finding evidence for any ideas you might have. It is always better to explore before jumping to solution, especially for topics we don’t know much about. Internet Search This workshop is designed to help you develop effective searching skills by recording the words you use in your search (Search Statements) to reinforce how you search for information. Approaching Your Search Conducting a search is much like conducting an interview: It is rare that you can ask one question and get all the information you need. You need to ask a series of questions in different ways to explore the topic.
Your questions are informed and impacted by the words you use to search. Generally, searching for information is like putting together a puzzle: many pieces make up the picture, and it is your job to fit them together. Search Strategies 1. If you need to find out more information about your topic, do that first. 2. Once you are ready to start investigating your topic for the client, start your search by entering search terms for the opportunity you identified (this is called your Search Statements). 3. The main words in your search are called Keywords Because there might not be specific information using only the keywords from your opportunity, try to think of related words to describe the information you are searching for.

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