- 132 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
- Contents: What are we asking students to do? Redesigning assignments to encourage creative and critical thinking -- I don't have time to teach research : balancing content, skills, and time management -- Finding focus : using presearch and questioning to narrow and refine research -- So much out there : helping students navigate the vast resource landscape -- Take note : introducing strategies that improve student learning and help them avoid plagiarism -- Putting it all together : organizing the parts of your research paper -- The part that's never exCITEing : making works cited an easier accomplishment -- Beyond the essay : how to incorporate podcasts, PSAs, and other valuable projects into the classroom.Summary: "In this new book from Routledge and MiddleWeb, author Angie Miller shows how you can turn your students into informed citizens by teaching them how to research effectively. In today's information-saturated world research skills have moved beyond fact-finding, into fact-sifting, fact-sorting, and fact-assessing. Miller shows you how to help students check sources, take good notes, make use of information, and synthesize and present information across the subject areas. She also shows how to make research a daily practice, not a one-time essay or project. With examples and handouts you can use immediately, this practical book is a valuable resource for educators seeking to engage students in their work and encourage them toward higher level thinking"--