understand how to develop a plan and collect information.
The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of sources to produce a research product. a) Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate, and communicate information. b) Narrow a topic and develop a plan for research. c) Collect information to support a thesis. d) Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information. e) Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view or bias. f) Synthesize and present information in a logical sequence. g) Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA). h) Revise writing for clarity of content, accuracy, and depth of information. i) Edit writing for grammatically correct use of language, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence/paragraph structure. j) Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.