The Big Six Skills

(based on the work of Michael B. Eisenberg and Robert E. Berkowitz)

1) Task Definition


What is your assignment? What do you have to do?

2) Information Seeking Strategies


Where do you think are you going to look for the information? Encyclopedias, Internet, Books?

3) Location and Access


Where is the information? Do you know how to look for the information?

4) Use of Information


What do you do with the information once you find it?

5) Evaluation


Is it good information? How do you know?

6) Synthesis


Putting it all together and handing it in.