Research Skills Checklist (20 items)

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  • You ask "I wonder" questions. (Defining Task Skill)
  • You can identify prior knowledge and information needed with some guidance. (Defining Task Skill)
  • You can brainstorm questions without assistance. (Defining Task Skill)
  • You can identify areas where you think you might need more instruction. (Defining Task Skill)
  • You have some experience locating items within a library or online collection. (Locating and Accessing Information)
  • You can distinguish between fact and fiction most of the time. (Locating and Accessing Information)
  • You can predict that some sources will better answer your questions than others. (Locating and Accessing Information)
  • You can find factual information to answer a question. (Locating and Accessing Information)
  • You can skim/scan information to determine the reading level and audience. (Locating and Accessing Information)
  • You can independently predict which search terms and words will help you find what you're looking for. (Locating and Accessing Information)
  • You understand hierarchical concepts (broader or narrower terms for searching). (Locating and Accessing Information)
  • You recognize areas of common knowledge which would be known and understood by a general audience. (Understand Information)
  • You can recognize related keywords and concepts relevant to an information need. (Understand Information)
  • You can paraphrase or summarize information. (Understand Information)
  • You can draw conclusions based on facts and premises. (Understand Information)
  • You can sort, classify, and sequence pieces of information. (Organize Information)
  • You can revisit previous information, in order to change and revise it. (Synthesize and Create)
  • You can apply new knowledge in order to create additional questions. (Synthesize and Create)
  • You can reflect at the end of an inquiry experience in order to identify new areas to pursue. (Reflect, Assess and Evaluate)
  • You can assess how new knowledge and understanding relates to real world issues and problems independently. (Reflect, Assess and Evaluate)