Lesson 1: Course Overview
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
Lesson 2: Why Are Research Skills Important?
In this day and age, it may seem silly to talk about research skills. However, there are some real benefits to honing your ability to find good, reliable information.
Lesson 3: Basic Skills
This session will explore three fundamental skills needed to perform good research: reading, note-taking, and memory recall.
Lesson 4: Planning Your Research Strategy
Now that you have some basic skills, it’s time to start putting it into action. This session will explore a research model and how to get ready to hit the books.
Lesson 5: Where to Look and What to Look For
When you’re researching, think beyond search engines and libraries. This session will cover the differences between primary and secondary sources and how to analyze a source’s credibility.