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 Gathering and Organizing Information


Note Cards - The advantage of using note cards is that you can group the final stack of cards any way you want, putting all the information you have on one topic together.

 Here is one way to take notes using note cards:


  • Notice that there are only main ideas on the note card, not whole sentences or paragraphs.
  • All the notes on a single note card are from the same source and on the same topic.
  • If you only take note AND produce your final product from your own notes, you have a much better chance of not plagiarizing your project.
  • You can devise any system for identifying the note cards that you want. You just need to be sure that:
  1. You can tell which topic the information refers to
  2. You can identify the source and the page for each piece of information