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QUEST Research and Writing Tools

Q  
Step 1: Question
Identify the purpose and audience
U
Step 2: Understand
Use available resources to plan an appropriate course of action
E1
Step 3: Evidence
Collect and organize data from credible sources or experiments
S
Step 4: Synthesize
Analyze results to draw conclusions and assess validity
T
Step 5: Tell
Develop a product to effectively communicate research and results to identified audience

 

Research Project Worksheet (Word form)
Q  Step 1: Question
Identify the purpose and audience
Topic Selection
Research Project Topic Ideas
Will This Topic Work? (Word form)

Thesis Statements
Create a Thesis Statement
Is My Thesis a Good One?

Questions for Research
Creating Research Questions
U       Step 2: Understand
Use available resources to plan an appropriate course of action
Source Selection
Types of Sources
Identifying Bias 

Web Site Selection
Evaluation of Internet Site
CARS Website Source Evaluation (Word form)
Fake Sites

School Class Project Pages
 BGHS JHHS  
EGHS PHS WHS

Locating Materials
Dewey Decimal Classification

Online - Searching Strategies 
Identifying Search Terms
Internet Searching Strategies
Boolean Searching
Search Record Sheet (Word form)
     Sample (with directions)

Online - Subscription Databases
214 Library Resources 

Online - Internet Use
Internet Search Engines
Invisible Web (IMSA)**
E1     Step 3: Evidence
Collect and organize data from credible sources or experiments
Notetaking
Double Entry Journal Form (Word form)
Freshman Social Issue Double Entry Journal Form (Word form)
Sample Research Notes

Paraphrasing & Summarizing
Compare: Paraphrase & Summarize 
Paraphrasing Strategies
Paraphrase Example
S         Step 4: Synthesize
Analyze results to draw conclusions and assess validity
Organizing Information
Outlining - General
Outlining - MEL-Con 

Subject Area Help
History Projects
Science Projects 

MLA Essay/Works Cited Help
Writing an MLA Paper 
MLA Paper Template (Word form)
Writing an In-text Citation
Writing a Works Cited Page
Citation Makers

Plagarism
Plagiarism (IMSA)**
T            Step 5: Tell
Develop a product to effectively communicate research and results to identified audience
Presentation Guidelines
PowerPoint Guidelines

Speeches
Speech Guidelines

Writing
Introductions
Conclusions
Transition List 
MEL-Con Writing 
MEAT-Con Writing

Rubrics
Research Paper Rubric
Persuasive Paper Rubric

Project Checklists
Essay Checklist
 
** Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy links to modules of the 21st Century Information Fluency Project