How do research work? What are they doing research?
Teachers entrust written work to their students to exercise in:
– The search, selection and organization of information.
– The writing of extensive informational speeches.
How to do a good job of research?
To do research work you must follow several steps:
1- Select a theme. If you can choose, choose a theme that you like.
2- Look for information about the subject that you are going to investigate in library or in the Internet.
3- Organize the material. A good strategy for organizing the material is the creation of a script. To do this, simply write a proposal on the board, for example “The pen”, and then ask the following question: “What would we like to know about the pen?” Then you can write down on a board all the questions that arise from Spontaneous way, in order to appear a mosaic of points to be treated, still disordered: For example, The ballpoint pen: What is a ballpoint pen ?, Who invented it ?, Our grandparents used a pen ?, How life has changed since Who invented the pen?
Then you can sort the material and group the information into related topics and discard those that are repetitive.
4- Create the research folder. A research portfolio has the following parts:
A) Cover, with the title of the work, name of the author or authors, course, date, school (with illustration or not).
B) index, with the themes and the numbers of the pages where they are developed. Can be placed at the beginning or at the end.
– The work is presented.
– It explains why you chose the topic.
– Explain what you want to investigate or what your objective is when doing this work. Here you can ask questions with the topic.
D) Development. It is the information collected and ordered. Here you can use the abstract, conceptual maps supporting you with photos, drawings, clippings.
An example of order for works in general is the following:
E) Conclusion: Here you can write what you liked best about your work, what new things you discovered, how you worked, if the research answered the questions raised in the introduction and you can also include your personal opinion of what was done. The most important thing is that it is written in your own words.
F) Bibliography: Here you include the data of the books, magazines, other printed, interviews and internet sites from where you extracted the information.