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Searching is a CINCH!
  Introduction
  Welcome
  Objectives
  Introduction
  CINCH steps
  Concept Mapping
  Identify your Engine
  Narrow your Search
  Credibility Assessment
  Helpful Resource
  Conclusion
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Concept map

Where in the WWW is it?
(Searching is a CINCH!)

Concept Map
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Before you and your students begin searching for information, your students should devise a plan they will use to find their information by creating a word web or concept map of the topic they will be researching.

Ineffective model for searching

effective model for searching

Often students are spending most of their time on the computer searching for information on a topic. Little time is being spent on preparation and planning for what they are searching for, which results in ineffectual findings.

In order to find information effectively, students should spend most of their time planning what they are searching for by creating word webs or concept maps on their topic. Effective searching is done when most of the planning, analyzing, and keyword refining is done away from the computer.

Go to the next page to discover different ways you can develop your topic.

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