YOUR SOURCE NEEDS TO BE APPROVED BEFORE YOU MAKE NOTE CARDS, OR YOU RISK HAVING TO DELETE NOTE CARDS FOR A SOURCE THAT IS NON-CREDIBLE, NOT USEFUL, OR A DUPLICATE.
1. Find a new source that is: new to your group, credible, has specific useful information your group needs
2. If you are sure it is credible and useful, make your citation.3. Get it approved by Ms. Oremland. If you can't wait until she is scoring everyone's at once, email her using the directions you received. OR...for a faster response, email Ms. Oremland the url of a source you are not sure about if you are worried it will not be approved.
NOTE: the earlier you ask for your source to be approved, the more likely it is you will get the score. Ms. Oremland is not always at her computer or checking email.4. After your source has 2/3 or 3/3, make note cards.
Berkeley Public Library
1. make sure you limit yourself to key words, and try different combinations - do NOT type in long phrases or questions
2. try using Advanced search
3. click the Full Text box
4. limit results by source type (ie delete journal articles if you don't want them)
5. make sure you know if you are reading an opinion or something more informational
6. in some databases, you can save articles to Google Drive
7. use the citation tools for MLA to copy and paste citations into Noodle Tools
1. first determine: does the article have the info I want? Is it factual or is it just someone's opinion?
2. then determine: what kind of article is this? Like, what was it originally, before it went into the database? Newspaper? Magazine? Journal? from some kind of encyclopedia or reference source?
3. in Noodle Tools:
-select which kind of article it is (Newspaper? Magazine? Journal? Reference?)
-then click the Database tab
- click Copy and Paste Citation: copy and paste your citation
-add the year of the article and the URL to the boxes below the citation. For EBSCO, you must paste the permalink, which you can find on the right of the page under the citation tools button.
If you are having trouble getting back to your database article, simply log back into the correct database, and then search the article by title.
------->always make notecards in Sources by clicking the New button next to the citation<---------
-The only boxes to fill out are: Direct Quotation, Paraphrase, Tags, My Ideas, Title + - in that order!
-For Direct Quotation, copy and paste the entire paragraph you think has useful information, then use the highlighting tool to highlight the part of the paragraph that has the most useful information.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to say where the information originally came from and details about that person or organization.
example: original source was Nation magazine which leans liberal
example: author is Amanda Chin, an award winning professor of sociology from Yale
-Under TAGS add a category for your card. You can add multiple tags to each card. This will help you sort your cards later. You might want to use your name as a tag.
-MY IDEAS is the most important part of your note card and is worth the most points.
Your goal is to explain how the information helps you:
-understand key background information or definitions
-support a sub-claim
-give you clues about what to research next
Remember: try to make your My Ideas a series of logical statements that contains the word "therefore".
example: This information about teenage drinking shows that drinking is particularly dangerous for young people and therefore helps the Negative claim that drinking should not be lowered to 18.
-Make sure to pick an excellent Title for your note card. It should be about the main idea. It should be very very very very specific.
BAD title examples:
OK title examples:
Death penalty costs
Death penalty imprisonment statistics
Death penalty advantage
Quote from death penalty expert
BETTER title examples:
Lethal injection costs
Imprisonment rates for minorities
Sacramento victim story
Quote - Princeton law professor
You will eventually need to organize your notecards so that the evidence on them can be used effectively for cross-ex and the speeches.
The purpose of tagging is to make the process of sorting your information easier for your future selves.
Make sure your team is in agreement about deleting tags before you go do anything.
1. go to the Notecard tabletop
2. on the right, search your note cards by one of your weird tags - all the note cards with that tag will be highlighted in yellow
3. go to the blue tags button on the left - click it
4. select Edit/Delete tags
5. select the tag you just searched for and then delete it
6. repeat the process for other no longer wanted tags
7. DELETING TAGS IS PERMANENT AND CAN NOT BE REVERSED - PROCEED WITH CAUTION!
1. re-enter the citation correctly
2. go to the notecards that were attached to the incorrect citation. Click Edit. Under "source" change the source to the correct citation.
3. delete the incorrect citation
NOTECARDS: You can undelete notecards by going to the Notecards screen and clicking on the Recycle Bin button above the Notecard Tabletop area. Note that if they were organized into notecard piles before they were deleted, you'll have to re-create those piles after you undelete the notecards.
CITATIONS: You can undelete a citation by clicking the Recycle Bin button in the Sources section.