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Note Cards. Why do I need note cards?. Note cards are used to record information for your research that you found in your sources. They help by: Allowing you to organize your information Ensuring you don’t have redundant information Preventing plagiarism. There are three ways to take notes….

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Why do i need note cards
Why do I need note cards?

Note cards are used to record information for your research that you found in your sources.

They help by:

  • Allowing you to organize your information

  • Ensuring you don’t have redundant information

  • Preventing plagiarism


There are three ways to take notes
There are three ways to take notes…

  • Paraphrase

  • Summary

  • Direct Quotation


Paraphrase
Paraphrase

  • Is a RESTATEMENT of information in YOUR OWN words


Summary
Summary

  • A brief synthesis (summary) of a long passage containing only main ideas and key supporting information.


Direct quotation
Direct Quotation

  • Is the EXACT wording of a source, set off with quotation marks.


Remember
Remember…

  • Use 3x5 index cards (2 pks/$1.00 at Dollar Tree)

  • You must have 30 cards

  • Your SOURCE number must be in the UPPER RIGHT-HAND corner.