11. Taking Notes - Researching

11. Taking Notes - Researching - Taking Notes 1 When to...

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Unformatted text preview: Taking Notes 1 When to Take Notes I n class as the instructor is speaking you will not be able to remember his instruction without a written record On an interview - you will not be able to remember his answers without a written record When doing secondar y r esear ch 2 Why Bother? 3 Because you are paying good money to be able to get a good job, and to grow in that job. You need the skills you are exposed to here to be a desirable hire. Education is expensive but stupidity is even more expensive. What you retain from your classes is what you will be able to sell in the job market. Now lets Apply this to Research 4 Purpose of Note Taking To condense and record info and to have a way to get back to the source of the information 5 Getting Ready Make a list of topics you wish to cover in your research Put each topic in some kind of a distinct file perhaps a 3 ring binder with page separators Associate your notes with these topics put each note sheet in the appropriate topic file 6 How with Paper Sources? Photocopy and highlight copy Jot on index cards Key into the computer 7 For the I nternet Cut and Paste Be sure to record source To be able to get back to the source To give proper credit 8 Take Time to Record Your Sources Have a second set of index cards, or a separate notebook, or a separate file in which you can record each work you refer to Take the extra time to record all the information about the work including title, author, publisher. Assign a number to each work used. 9 Enter the works number in your notes to cross reference the quote or paraphrase you use back to your source. I would put both the work # and the page # in the work in my rough draft Nothing is more frustrating than needing to find the specific place a quote came from and not being able to find it 10 Where do I Get I nformation on How to Cite Works?...
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