This document should be written with the student as the intended audience. Write a short paragraph here to introduce the activity or lesson to the students. If there is a role or scenario involved (e.g., "You are a detective trying to identify the mysterious poet.") then here is where you'll set the stage. If there's no motivational intro like that, use this section to provide a short advance organizer or overview. Remember that the purpose of this section is to both prepare and hook the reader.
It is also in this section that you'll communicate the Big
Question (Essential Question, Guiding Question) that the whole WebQuest is centered around.
If the final product involves using some tool (e.g., HyperStudio, the Web, video), mention it here.
Don't list the steps that students will go through to get to
the end point. That belongs in the Process section.
Learners will access the on-line resources that you've identifed as they go through the Process. You may have a set of links that everyone looks at as a way of developing background information, or not. If you break learners into groups, embed the links that each group will look at within the description of that stage of the process. (Note, this is a change from the older WebQuest templates which included a separate Resources section. It's now clear that the resources belong in the Process section rather than alone.)
In the Process block, you might also provide some guidance
on how to organize the information gathered. This advice could suggestions to use flowcharts,
summary tables, concept maps, or other organizing structures. The advice could also take the
form of a checklist of questions to analyze the information with, or things to notice or think
about. If you have identified or prepared guide documents on the Web that cover specific skills
needed for this lesson (e.g. how to brainstorm, how to prepare to interview an expert), link
them to this section.