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The Big 6 Research Skills
Developing good problem solving skills while learning to choose appropriate, accurate, and relevant information is quite a challenge for the 21st Century Learner. The Green Acres Information Literacy program focuses on a process that can be used to solve any type of question or problem. It is called 'The Big 6'. If you need to research a scientific question or just find a place to order a pizza, The Big 6 approach works!
Task Definition - What types of information do you need?
Information Seeking Strategies - Determine all possible resources.
Location and Access - Locate sources and find information within sources.
Use of Information - Engage the information - READ-HEAR-VIEW.
Synthesis - Organize information from multiple sources and present a result.
Evaluation - How did you do?