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From the book //Understanding Computer Search and Research// on MyON.

1. What is the internet?
  • network of computers
  • "spiders" search information on the computers connected to the Internet
  • Boolean operators - p. 14-15 >> and, or, not, " " for followed by,
  • Please watch Web Search Strategies video

2. How does a computer search work? (chapter 2 starting on page 16)
  • ask.com - natural language - Ask it a question.
  • yippy.com - Deep Web - finding pages most search spiders do not find.
  • duckduckgo.com - suggests ways to narrow searches
  • website URL: .com = commercial, .org = organization, .net = network, .gov = governemnt, .edu = education

3.. What makes an effective research?
  • Organize information - p. 21
  • Source - Annotation - Notes in your own words

4. How do you turn search into research? What is CARS? How does remembering CARS help to find information to use?

(chapter 3, starting on page 22)
  • Credibility (believability) - Who is the author? How do you know they know anything about the topic? Spelling, grammar, etc. may be clues to the credibility
  • Accuracy - Is it correct? What can you compare it to?
  • Reasonableness - Does it admit that there may be more than one view? Does it contradict itself within the article? Is it clear it is just an opinion?
  • Support - Are there statistics that can be proven to be true?
  • Example: Tree Octopus website
  • Also, helps to remember 5 W's: Who, What, Where, When, Why (Who wrote it? What was their purpose? Where did they get their information? When was it published? Why would you use the information?)

5. How do you turn research into results?
  • Be careful of plagiarism. Do not copy and paste. Summarize in your own words.
  • Cite your sources.
  • Please watch Plagiarism video.

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5 Paragraph Essay Structure

  • Paragraph 1: Amazing introduction (hook) and the all-important thesis statement
  • Paragraph 2: Argument A and supporting facts or quotes
  • Paragraph 3: Argument B and supporting facts or quotes
  • Paragraph 4: Argument C and supporting facts or quotes
  • Paragraph 5: Conclusion, made up of your restated thesis and the broader significance of your argument

Outline Structures

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Outline
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Introduction* hook sentence or question to get reader's attention
  • thesis statement
Paragraph 1
  • supporting details
  • supporting details
  • supporting details
Paragraph 2
  • supporting details
  • supporting details
  • supporting details
Paragraph 3
  • supporting details
  • supporting details
  • supporting details
Conclusion
  • restate the thesis
  • broader perspective




NOTE: No in-text citations will result in a 0% for the essay for technology. The work will be considered to be plagiarized.

4 points
3 points
2 points
1 point
Assessment for Sources and Annotations
Selection of Sources
Identified at least 4 highly appropriate sources for topic. 1 may be a personal interview.
Identified 3 appropriate sources for topic. 1 may be a personal interview.
Identified 2 appropriate sources for topic. 1 may be a personal interview.
Identified 1 appropriate source for topic. May be a personal interview.
Annotations
All sources annotated in Works Cited List to state evidence of validity. All annotations in bullet point under the appropriate source.
Annotated in Works Cited list 3 sources with evidence of validity of source for topic. All annotations in bullet point under the appropriate source.
Annotated in Works Cited list 2 sources with evidence of validity of source for topic. All annotations in bullet point under the appropriate source.
Annotation in Works Cited list for 1 source with evidence of validity. Annotation in bullet point under the List.
Assessment for Notes and Graphic Organization
Quality of Notes
Extracted relevant information from at least 4 sources. Paraphrased in own words.
Extracted relevant information from at least 3 sources. - Paraphrased in own words.
Extracted relevant information from at least 2 sources. Paraphrased in own words.
Extracted relevant information from 1 source. Paraphrased in own words.
Note-taking Organization
Notes from 4 sources organized by source with URL to the source and annotation of the source.
Notes from 3 sources organized by source with URL to the source and annotation of the source.
Notes from at least 2 sources organized by source and with annotations of the sources
Notes from 1 source with annotation of the source
Graphic or Outline Organization
Graphic organizer or outline on wiki notes page with thesis statement, main idea #1, main idea #2, main idea #3, and extended supporting details for the main ideas.
Graphic organizer or outline on wiki notes page with thesis statement, main idea #1, main idea #2, main idea #3, and some supporting details for the main ideas.
Graphic organizer or outline on wiki notes page with thesis statement, main idea #1, main idea #2, main idea #3, and few supporting details for the main ideas.
Graphic organizer or outline on wiki notes page with thesis statement, main idea #1, main idea #2, main idea #3, and no supporting details for the main ideas.
Assessment for Works Cited, In-Text Citations and Digital Citizenship
Works Cited List
All sources in MLA format.
3 sources in MLA format.
2 sources in MLA format.
1 source in MLA format.
Citations & Documentation
Cited all sources of information accurately using in-text MLA format
Cited 3 sources of information accurately using in-text MLA format
Cited 2 sources of information accurately using in-text MLA format

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Cited 1 source of information accurately using in-text MLA format
Digital Citizenship
Cited all sources of information. No information was plagiarized.
Made 1 error in citing information. No information was plagiarized.
Made 2-3 mistakes in citing information. No information was plagiarized.
Numerous errors in citations