01 1 / 2013

Whenever a student handed in an essay or paper on something historical or social studies related, I typically just glanced over the works cited page.  I didn’t really look into things much unless I suspected plagiarism from the reading and I’m not big on requiring in-text citations.

I am trying out a new strategy with my next project.  As students research, they are to write down the source information on a note card AND what information they are getting from this source.  I remind them that they must put it in their own words as well.  Then, I will collect these note cards and look them over to see where they got their information and what information they got from each source.  

What are your thoughts and advice?

  1. see-mary-teach reblogged this from see-mary-teaching
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  5. owenmakesstuff reblogged this from revolutionizeed and added:
    I learned to research from my 9th grade English teacher like this, and I still do it this way. Now that I’m writing much...
  6. shellbeth02 answered: Excellent strategy! I use note cards all the time for my high school health science class. It is a process with research.
  7. ggrahamb reblogged this from girlwithalessonplan and added:
    I do notecards like this for my classes but my department requires triple the amount of cards
  8. dylansprouselover08 answered: ummmm, i dont like to read thts to long can u shorten it pwease thnx
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    I do an annotated bibliography. Then, they do research note cards. The research cards have the source author top right,...
  11. releasingtomorrowsgifts answered: Perhaps they can create note cards digitally?
  12. musicahumana reblogged this from smallercliffs and added:
    Sounds like solid practice to me as a scaffolding device. Perhaps, assign students to do research only once or twice?...
  13. smallercliffs reblogged this from revolutionizeed and added:
    So as a disclaimer, I’m not a teacher or up on education theory or anything. I’m a college student/maybe-future-teacher...
  14. revolutionizeed reblogged this from edtechexp and added:
    I like making my students hand write notes for their sources. It teacher them to focus on putting things in their own...
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