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The Big6 Skills is a process model of how people of all ages solve an information problem.

The Big6 Research Process at Youtube 

The Big6 Research Process at Youtube 

1. Task Definition

        1.1 Define the information problem

        1.2 Identify information needed

Step 1 Task Definition at Youtube



Tips for 10 Effective Questioning Skills at Youtube 

Step 2. Information Seeking Strategies

      2.1 Determine all possible sources

      2.2 Select the best sources

The Most Popular Searching Engines

Step 2 Information Seeking Strategies at Youtube 


Step 3. Location and Access

    3.1 Locate sources (intellectually and physically)

    3.2 Find information within sources




Solution 1 – Searching in the libraries (Hard Copy)

  • Use online catalogue of libraries.

  • Go to the library where you can find the resources you need.

  • Ask teacher librarian or library assistant if you have any problems.


Solution 2 – Searching on Internet (Soft Copy)

  • Choose an appropriate searching engine

  • Make use of appropriate Boolean.

  • Check the reliability of the website information before using that information.



Step 3 Location and Access at Youtube


Step 4. Use of Information

     4.1 Engage (e.g. read, hear, view, touch)

     4.2 Extract relevant information




Step 4 Use of Information



Note Taking Lecture at Youtube


How to Evaluate Information Using the C.R.A.A.P. Test 

Note Taking Skills at Youtube


Step 5. Synthesis

    5.1 Organize from multiple sources

    5.2 Present the information




Strategies for synthesis at Youtube


How to synthesize information at Youtube

Avoid Plagiarism

Presentation Tools

Bibliography Tools

Step 6. Evaluation

    6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness)

    6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)



Step 6 Evaluation


Questions of judging your effectiveness

  • Did your work show all what you have learned? If not, which parts should be improved? Why?

  • Did you complete every requirement of the tasks? If not, which requirements you cannot complete? Why?

  • Did you give credit to all the sources you used in your work? If not, why?

  • Did you find all the information you needed?  If not, which information you cannot find?

  • Do you use all the research skills effectively?  If not, which skills do you think you need to improve?


Questions of judging your efficiency

  • Did you finish each part of works on schedule? If not, which parts you cannot finish on schedule? Why?

  • Are there any discrepancies with what you expected? What should be done to solve the problem?

  • Did you finish the tasks in the best possible manner with the least spending of time and effort? Do you think there are rooms for improvement?  If yes, how to improve?


Questions of judging your use of the Big6 Model

Task 1 Task Definition

  • ‘How well do you know your tasks?’

  • ‘Did you complete all the tasks properly?’


Task 2 Information Seeking Strategies

  • ‘What information do you need to complete the task?’

  • ‘How many searching engines did you use?’

  • ‘How well do you use different searching engines?’

  • ‘Did your information seeking strategies improved after completing this project?’


Task 3 Location and Access

  • ‘How long it takes you to find the information you need?’

  • ‘Can you find all the information you need?’

  • ‘Did your research skills improved after completing this project?’


Task 4 Use of Information

  • ‘How well did you engage (e.g. read, hear, view, touch) the information?

  • ‘How well did you extract relevant information?’


Task 5 Synthesis

  • ‘How well did you organize information from multiple sources?

  • ‘Which tools did you use for information synthesis?

  • ‘How well do you use the tools?’

  • ‘How well did you present the information?’


Task 6 Evaluation

  • ‘How well did you judge your effectiveness of this project?

  • ‘How well did you judge your efficiency of this project?



Assessment tools

RubiStar Maker – Make your own rubric by selecting different categories from this tool. ALTEC, University of Kansas. (2008). Retrieved Nov 20 2014 from


Checklists to support Project Based Learning and evaluation

Science Project Checklist: Grades 9-12

ALTEC, University of Kansas. (2009). Project Based Learning. Retrieved Nov 20 2014 from

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