Friday, December 28, 2007

The Big6™

The Big6™ is a proven approach to information problem solving. It helps you succeed in school and life. Use the Big6 to find, use, apply, and evaluate information for specific needs and tasks. In the school library we have Big6 assignment organizers designed to help you stay focused on your research projects. Come in today to pick one up and check out the resources that can help you with your next research paper or project. The Big6 steps below will assist you with any problem.

Big6 1: Task Definition
1.1 Define the information problem
1.2 Identify the information you need in order to complete the task (to solve the information problem)

Big6 2: Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine the range of possible sources (brainstorm)
2.2 Evaluate the different possible sources to determine priorities (select the best sources)

Big6 3: Location & Access
3.1 Locate sources
3.2 Find information within sources

Big6 4: Use of Information
4.1 Engage in the source (read, listen, view, touch)
4.2 Take out the relevant information from a source

Big6 5: Synthesis
5.1 Organize information from multiple sources
5.2 Present the information

Big6 6: Evaluation
6.1 Judge your product (how effective were you)
6.2 Judge your information problem-solving process (how efficient were you)

Big6 logo taken from the Big6 website

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