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Use of Information

1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view, touch)

2 Extract relevant information



Now that you have found your sources for your assignment, this is the step where you read, watch, listen, and absorb all your information. This is really the step where you are learning as much as you can about your topic. You will need to figure out a way to take notes and keep them organized. You also need to write down the sources you use so you won't be running around at the last minute trying to find "that big blue book with the picture on the front" in the library.

Step 4: Use of Information

4.1 Engage in the source (read, listen, view, touch)

Most likely you will need to read, listen or view your source. If you can’t understand any of it, be sure to ask an adult to help you. It’s OK not to understand, it’s not OK not to ask for help. You are looking for the information you need. You may not need to read, listen to, or view all of your source information. You may be able to skip around, finding subheadings and topic sentences (read the first sentences in each paragraph) that will take you to your information.

4.2 Take out the relevant information from a source

It’s time to take some notes. 

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