What We Did The Day…

Hi class.

As mentioned, this is the blog to support your work just now. I’ll be posting all sorts of goodies here to keep you entertained and busy.

Today we were looking at reviewing your research skills from the library project you completed in First Year. Just to remind you, the key skills are:

  • Summarising
  • Note-making
  • Book and online research
  • Organising
  • Planning
  • Drafting and redrafting

In addition, I reminded you that it is really important that you keep a careful note of your sources. Please remember, the rules for your work are easy to remember:

If you can’t give the source, or if you don’t have permission to use the material, you can’t use it. Simples!

We’ll be looking at great ways of finding information you can use quite happily, and we’ll be showing you how to turn someone else’s words into your own, so by the time we finish in June next year, you should be really good at finding and using information to support your own thoughts. That’s the plan!

Now, I left you with a puzzle at the end of the lesson… here it is again in case you’ve lost it:

If you reckon you know what it is, or if you think you’ve solved it, please post your thoughts as a comment to this post… that way, you can share with those who haven’t cracked it yet.

One last thing: I won’t be able to teach you on Tuesday as I’ll be at RDM to take some lessons with the P7 learners who’ll be joining us in August… however… I have made arrangements to keep you very busy and I think you’ll enjoy it. All I will say is that you’ll need to work on your own and with others, you’ll need to make lots of notes, you should find bits of it quite difficult, you might want to have your own headphones, and all will be revealed tomorrow!

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2 thoughts on “What We Did The Day…

  1. Reiss June 7, 2011 / 7:35 am

    I don’t know if it is just my iPad but the linked pages load and you can see them for a few seconds and the it is covered by black

  2. Mr W June 7, 2011 / 7:50 am

    It’s not the iPad as such. Glogster, good as it is, is very much a Flash based site. As a result, it won’t play on an iPad.

    You’ll need to use a desktop or laptop to access the site… But well done for being the first to find it! 😉

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