NOW- The other part of
this site is INFORMATION LINKS- Below are valuable sites that might help
you in preparation for class assignment:
Work hard on your
assignment but remember this... like
most good tools, the WEB can be powerful when used correctly, and useless
or dangerous when used incorrectly. If you are doing research on
the web, and you have limited time (i.e. like most people) you need to
be careful NOT to get sucked into vaguely amusing but pointless
"surfing". Just spending time browsing around is NOT the
same as doing research. Even when you think your being diligent,
you can catch "IMRS" (Internet Mind Rot Syndrome).
This is serious disease that features endless time on the internet
looking for information without REALLY knowing what it is your looking
for until you become frustrated and decide to give it up. Plan
your research! Be smart! Have self-discipline.
1) Brainstorm (yes, you have a brain!) narrow your topic first, think
about what you are going to write on and put that on paper to help you keep
as you go on the internet or use real books.
2) Understand your topic- (understand means to read your
text; encyclopedia or
teacher supplied text on your specific subject) When you know your
topic this information will help you stay focused and avoid IMRS-