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Saturday, November 2

  1. page Library Skillls edited Surfing the Net How to Search the Internet and find the information that you are looking for; n…

    Surfing the Net
    How to Search the Internet and find the information that you are looking for; not as easy as it seems. When you type a word into a search engine you may get hundreds of websites to choose from. How do you know which one to choose and whether the information is correct or not. This page will help you with those choices and show you the correct way to get the information that you are looking for.
    Try this worksheet link ‘Google’ Worksheet
    Below I have given the minimum of information to help you with looking for internet resources and information. There are eight main areas to look at:
    Is it clear who has written the information?
    Are the aims of the site clear?
    Does the site achieve its aims?
    Is the site relevant to me?
    Can the information be checked?
    When was the site produced?
    Is the information biased in any way?
    Does the site tell you about choices open to you?
    1. Is it clear who has written the information?
    When checking a website, you need to be sure that the information given is genuine. One of the first things you should do is to check the authenticity of the designer and writer. Is the writer qualified to say the things that he does.
    Check the bottom of the website for the writer’s name or the organisation that has made the website. If you haven’t heard of them and you don’t know anyone who has, then check for further information about them on the web. Are there any ‘contact us’ details at the bottom of the website, just an e-mail address, on it’s own, is not proof that the writer is a genuine expert, anyone can get an e-mail address.
    If there are links to other websites, check to see if they link back to the website you are looking at; this is another way of checking to see if the writer’s website is genuine.
    Check out this web page
    2. Are the aims of the site clear?
    A good website will tell you who it is for, whether it is aimed at adults or children. It should be obvious what the site is about and what it is trying to do. From this information you need to decide whether it is worth looking at the site.
    Sites are created for various reasons i.e. to inform, to educate, to give links to other sites, to sell something, to entertain. Some sites are obviously set up as a joke and not meant to be believed. Other sites, like sites on health and social issues may be telling you something that is not quite right and it can be harder to see this.
    Check out this web page
    3. Does the site achieve its aims?
    A website may be good at stating its aims, but if it does not do what it says it will, then it is of no use to you.
    Try reading through some information to decide whether its aims are what it stated it would be. Are there diagrams and pictures to illustrate what is being said? Are these helping you to understand it?
    Check out this web page
    4. Is the site relevant to me?
    A good website should be useful to the people it is aimed at. It it does not fit your needs, then it is not the site for you. To help you decide whether a website is going to be of use to you, you need to decide first what information you are looking for. A good way to do this is to write down several questions that you need answers to, the more answers you can find on the site the better it is for you.
    Remember, the aim of the site is to find the answers to your questions, if it does not do this, then you are looking in the wrong place and you need to check another website. Don’t forget to check titles and section headings to see what each part is about.
    Check out this web page
    5. Can the information be checked?
    When looking at a website, it can be very easy to believe what has been written; it may look or sound good, but you should be able to check if it is correct.
    A good site should provide you with ways to check it’s information, either by links to other websites or lists of books and magazines on the same topic.
    Remember, there is no group of people to ‘police’ what is on the internet like there is for television programmes etc. It is up to you to decide for yourself, so check the information carefully.
    Check out this web page
    6. When was the site produced?
    If you are looking for up to date information, then you need to check that the website is giving you that, therefore, you need to check when that information was published. This is usually found at the bottom of the page. But remember just because it gives a recent date, does not mean that they have updated the information that you are looking for.
    It is easy with books and magazines to check the publication date, so you will know how up to date it is. It is very important that you check the website correctly or you may be using information that is out of date or incorrrect. Try and authenticate this with another website to be sure that you have the latest information that you need.
    Check out this web page
    7. Is the information biased in any way?
    A site that is unbiased will aim at giving you a balanced opinion. It should look at things from both sides and consider people’s opinions and look at the facts before writing their own point of view. This will help you form your own opinion instead of accepting what someone else is telling you.
    You should check the website to see if it is biased in any way. Why has the author written the information, is it to influence you or to help you choose for yourself. Is it because they are trying to sell something or change how you think. You need to be able to form your own opinion and not just accept their information as the ‘right one’.
    Check out this web page
    8. Does the site tell you about choices open to you?
    Some websites give you information and others advice. If they are giving you advice, then they should be giving you choices. If they are giving you one-sided information or advice, then they are giving a biased or unbalanced opinion and they are not giving you the full facts.
    A good website will tell you about all the options available to you and give you as much information as they can on the subject, so it should be giving you both sides of the opinion. If a website is going to be useful to you, it should tell you about all the choices available to you.
    Check out this web page

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  2. page Library Skillls edited Surfing the Net How to Search the Internet and find the information that you are looking for; n…

    Surfing the Net
    How to Search the Internet and find the information that you are looking for; not as easy as it seems. When you type a word into a search engine you may get hundreds of websites to choose from. How do you know which one to choose and whether the information is correct or not. This page will help you with those choices and show you the correct way to get the information that you are looking for.
    Try this worksheet link ‘Google’ Worksheet
    Below I have given the minimum of information to help you with looking for internet resources and information. There are eight main areas to look at:
    Is it clear who has written the information?
    Are the aims of the site clear?
    Does the site achieve its aims?
    Is the site relevant to me?
    Can the information be checked?
    When was the site produced?
    Is the information biased in any way?
    Does the site tell you about choices open to you?
    1. Is it clear who has written the information?
    When checking a website, you need to be sure that the information given is genuine. One of the first things you should do is to check the authenticity of the designer and writer. Is the writer qualified to say the things that he does.
    Check the bottom of the website for the writer’s name or the organisation that has made the website. If you haven’t heard of them and you don’t know anyone who has, then check for further information about them on the web. Are there any ‘contact us’ details at the bottom of the website, just an e-mail address, on it’s own, is not proof that the writer is a genuine expert, anyone can get an e-mail address.
    If there are links to other websites, check to see if they link back to the website you are looking at; this is another way of checking to see if the writer’s website is genuine.
    Check out this web page
    2. Are the aims of the site clear?
    A good website will tell you who it is for, whether it is aimed at adults or children. It should be obvious what the site is about and what it is trying to do. From this information you need to decide whether it is worth looking at the site.
    Sites are created for various reasons i.e. to inform, to educate, to give links to other sites, to sell something, to entertain. Some sites are obviously set up as a joke and not meant to be believed. Other sites, like sites on health and social issues may be telling you something that is not quite right and it can be harder to see this.
    Check out this web page
    3. Does the site achieve its aims?
    A website may be good at stating its aims, but if it does not do what it says it will, then it is of no use to you.
    Try reading through some information to decide whether its aims are what it stated it would be. Are there diagrams and pictures to illustrate what is being said? Are these helping you to understand it?
    Check out this web page
    4. Is the site relevant to me?
    A good website should be useful to the people it is aimed at. It it does not fit your needs, then it is not the site for you. To help you decide whether a website is going to be of use to you, you need to decide first what information you are looking for. A good way to do this is to write down several questions that you need answers to, the more answers you can find on the site the better it is for you.
    Remember, the aim of the site is to find the answers to your questions, if it does not do this, then you are looking in the wrong place and you need to check another website. Don’t forget to check titles and section headings to see what each part is about.
    Check out this web page
    5. Can the information be checked?
    When looking at a website, it can be very easy to believe what has been written; it may look or sound good, but you should be able to check if it is correct.
    A good site should provide you with ways to check it’s information, either by links to other websites or lists of books and magazines on the same topic.
    Remember, there is no group of people to ‘police’ what is on the internet like there is for television programmes etc. It is up to you to decide for yourself, so check the information carefully.
    Check out this web page
    6. When was the site produced?
    If you are looking for up to date information, then you need to check that the website is giving you that, therefore, you need to check when that information was published. This is usually found at the bottom of the page. But remember just because it gives a recent date, does not mean that they have updated the information that you are looking for.
    It is easy with books and magazines to check the publication date, so you will know how up to date it is. It is very important that you check the website correctly or you may be using information that is out of date or incorrrect. Try and authenticate this with another website to be sure that you have the latest information that you need.
    Check out this web page
    7. Is the information biased in any way?
    A site that is unbiased will aim at giving you a balanced opinion. It should look at things from both sides and consider people’s opinions and look at the facts before writing their own point of view. This will help you form your own opinion instead of accepting what someone else is telling you.
    You should check the website to see if it is biased in any way. Why has the author written the information, is it to influence you or to help you choose for yourself. Is it because they are trying to sell something or change how you think. You need to be able to form your own opinion and not just accept their information as the ‘right one’.
    Check out this web page
    8. Does the site tell you about choices open to you?
    Some websites give you information and others advice. If they are giving you advice, then they should be giving you choices. If they are giving you one-sided information or advice, then they are giving a biased or unbalanced opinion and they are not giving you the full facts.
    A good website will tell you about all the options available to you and give you as much information as they can on the subject, so it should be giving you both sides of the opinion. If a website is going to be useful to you, it should tell you about all the choices available to you.
    Check out this web page

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Monday, August 26

  1. page Help Worksheets edited ... {https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRQj8c38N6tmhnV30GAZr5iOUBBpwg_QD7iipuNz…
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    {Five Paragraph Essay Organizer.pdf} {Bibliography Sources Reference Mat.docx}
    Bibliography
    You must provide a list of all your sources when you are submitting an essay or dissertation. There are many methods of referencing. Whichever you use, you must be consistent in applying your chosen method. This is a recommended method:
    Book
    Brown, Martha. (2012) A history of Scotland. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press.
    Book- article or chapter within
    Brown, Martha. (2012) The cultural impact of the Highland Clearances. In T. Scott, ed., A history of the Scottish People, 1600-1900. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, pp 76-139.
    Journal Article
    Brown, Martha. (2012) ‘The impact of the Darien Venture on the Scottish Economy.’ Journal of Scottish History, 21(1) pp 23-35.
    Newspaper Article
    Brown, Martha. (2012) ‘A new perspective on the Highland Clearances.’ Scotland on Sunday, Literary Supplement, pp. 22-23.
    Web Sites
    Scottish History Today ‘The 1715 Jacobite Rebellion’ http://www.scottishhistorytoday.org.uk/jacobites_1715.htm[ accessed 14 May 2012]

    After you have counted your words (not more than 800 words) you must include a Sources/Bibliography list.
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Tuesday, August 13

  1. page War Theme Comparisons edited ... with a film depiction of the war (can be a documenary or an effective fictionalised account su…
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    with a film depiction of the war (can be a documenary or an effective fictionalised account such as "Blackadder Goes Forth" final episode "Goodbyeee" -
    {Blackadder Goes Forth Goodbyeee Script.docx}
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbyeee http://www.reocities.com/CollegePark/4825/blackcrit.html )
    Alternatively you may choose two texts from the following as long as one is a WRITTEN text.
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  2. page War Theme Comparisons edited ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I http…
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbyeee http://www.reocities.com/CollegePark/4825/blackcrit.html )
    Alternatively you may choose two texts from the following as long as one is a WRITTEN text.
    Poetry – World War 1
    Suicide in the Trenches Siegfried Sassoon Sassoon describes briefly and vividly the damage that war does to one young soldier.
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    Mental Cases Wilfred Owen A poem about the effects of what we now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
    Disabled worksheet A worksheet to help you to analyse Owen’s poem.
    Dulce et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen Owen’s damning poem about the cruelty of war.
    Last Post Carol Ann Duffy Duffy re-imagines WW1 poets and the lasting impact of their work.
    Cannon Fodder Alec Waugh Waugh describes coming across the body of a soldier in No Man’s Land.
    The Man He Killed Thomas HardyHardy’s soldier describes how he could have been friends with the man he killed.
    Who’s for the Game worksheet A helpsheet for working on Jessie Pope’s pro-war poem.
    Poetry - World War 2
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    Jews during WW2.WW2
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    Poetry – war in history
    Henry V extract William Shakespeare King Henry V rallies his troops before the Battle of Agincourt.
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  3. page War Theme Comparisons edited You might like to compare two texts on the theme of war. The subject can be the pity of war or be a…
    You might like to compare two texts on the theme of war. The subject can be the pity of war or be a comparison of different perceptions or attitudes to a war or two different wars in different times.
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    war poem, a film depiction of war, a short story set in a war situation or an non-fiction prose piece.piece). You will
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    research the poets/authorspoets/authors/directors and conside
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    euphemism, symbolism etc.etc).
    Suggestion: Compare and Contrast two World War
    {Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen TEXT.pdf} {Who's for the Game by Jessie Pope Annotated.pdf} {Who's for the Game Dulce et Decorum Est initial questions.docx} {Whos for the Game Questions.pdf}
    Suggestion: Compare and Contrast a World War 1 written text (such as "Dulce et Decorum Est")
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    (can be a documenary or an effective fictionalised account such as
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    "Goodbyeee" -
    {Blackadder Goes Forth Goodbyeee Script.docx}
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I
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  4. page War Theme Comparisons edited ... You could compare the famous "Dulce et Decorum Est" with another war poem, short sto…
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    You could compare the famous "Dulce et Decorum Est" with another war poem, short story or non-fiction prose piece. You will need to research the poets/authors and conside the genre, audience, purpose, main ideas, themes and author's techniques. For example with a poem you should think about emotive word choice and connotations, form/structure, imagery (simile, metaphor, personification), rhythm and rhyme, sound (alliteration, onomatopoeia) and tone. Other techniques to consider may be irony, euphemism, symbolism etc.
    Suggestion: Compare and Contrast World War 1 poems: "Dulce et Decorum Est" which shows the harsh reality of war with the pro-enlistment propaganda poem which provoked it "Who's for the Game?". There are lots of notes and presentations available on line and on Youtube. Make sure you check who has posted the information and remember no plagiarism.
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    initial questions.docx} {Whos for the Game Questions.pdf}
    Suggestion: Compare and Contrast a World War 1 written text (such as "Dulce et Decorum Est")
    with a film depiction of the war (can be documenary or effective fictionalised such as "Blackadder Goes Forth" final episode "Goodbyeee" -
    {Blackadder Goes Forth Goodbyeee Script.docx}
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3-Gt7mgyM) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbyeee http://www.reocities.com/CollegePark/4825/blackcrit.html )

    Poetry – World War 1
    Suicide in the Trenches Siegfried Sassoon Sassoon describes briefly and vividly the damage that war does to one young soldier.
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Monday, August 12

  1. page Book and Film Comparisons edited ... When considering a compare and contrast essay of a book and its film adaptation you should con…
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    When considering a compare and contrast essay of a book and its film adaptation you should consider the differences between the two genres. What does the book do that the film does not? How did the author's or director's techniques add to the effectiveness of the book or film?
    When comparing and contrasting you must consider genre, audience, purpose, main ideas, themes and the author's/director's techniques.
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    sentence structure, representation,,representation, symbolism, dialogue,
    You will need to quote throughout your essay using the Point, Evidence, Explain formula to analyse and evaluate.
    Suggestion: You could compare and contrast the book and film version of "The Hunger Games" or any other book that has a film adaptation.
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    Suggestion: You could compare and contrast the book and film version of "Twilight".
    {Twilight Film Essay Plan.doc}
    {Text Film Comparison National 4 Added Value Unit Log.docx}
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