THE BIG SIX (TM)
The Big 6 is an information problem-solving process that is widely used in schools and colleges. The structure of Big 6 will help you complete classroom assignments, homework, and any other information need you have.
Who can use it?
You! Or, anyone else who needs to solve a problem or do a task.
Why should you use it?
It saves you time and focuses your research to eliminate locating information you don't need or won't use.
What is it?
Task Definition (CHOOSING A TOPIC & DETERMINING FOCUS)
Information Seeking Strategies (DETERMINING RESOURCES)
Location and Access (FINDING INFORMATION AND RESEARCHING)
Use of Information (NOTE TAKING)
Synthesis (ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION AND THINKING)
- Evaluation (REFLECTION AND CHECKLISTS)