The Big6 Skills

by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz

1. Task Definition
1.1 Define the problem.
1.2 Identify the information needed.

2. Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine all possible sources.
2.2 Select the best source.

3. Location & Access
3.1 Locate sources.
3.2 Find information within sources.

4. Use of Information
4.1 Engage (e.g., read, hear, view)
4.2 Extract relevant information.

5. Synthesis
5.1 Organize information from multiple sources.
5.2 Present the results.

6. Evaluation
6.1 Judge the result (effectiveness).
6.2 Judge the process (efficiency).

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