Suggestions and resources from the WRDSB Library Learning Commons:http://library.wrdsb.ca/research/research-process/investigating/
The Organizing Ideas page
of the Library Learning Commons would be particularly useful for this
activity. You can download the following organizers in Word (for
customizing) and in PDF from the library website. There are also exemplars for two of the organizers:
Identifying Similarities & Differences
- Helps you to compare things, topics, ideas, points of view
- Helps you to decide on criteria for comparison
- Assists in making decisions based on your comparison criteria
Cause & Consequence
Making Judgements: Pros & Cons
- Helps to organize how and why things happen and their consequences
- Gives key phrases to help you recognize cause and consequence statements in the text
- Helps you to decide what you think about the event
Looking at Issues From All Angles
- Helps you to make a decision about a topic.
- Organizes evidence that supports or opposes your question or statement.
- Invites you to make your own decision, based on good, solid evidence.
We have uploaded these organizers to this website, for your convenience.
- Some topics are particularly controversial. Being a good researcher
means considering different perspectives and then developing your own,
supported ideas about the topic.
- Use this organizer to help you see issues from different perspectives.