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Research Planning Form
Now that you have identified the question you want to answer, and listed what you know and need to know, it is time to organize what you will search for and where you might find it.  Sign into your Google account, and make a copy of, or print this Google doc, and fill it in with the information you have already collected to prepare beginning your research.
Inquiry Chart
You have questions that need answered. Use this chart to help you record the answers you know, and the information you still need to discover. Sign into your Google account, and make a copy of, or print this Google doc to explore your questions and use World Book Student or ISearch's Research Starters to discover what you still need to know about your problem  
Topics and Subtopics
Questions and problems become topic keywords. To solve your problem, you will need supporting information and evidence. Use this organizer as you start your research to organize your supporting information and evidence.  Sign into your Google account, and make a copy of, or print this Google doc. You can use it for outlining your final project later on! 
Organize To Take Notes
Wow! You are ready for the next step - you're ready to explore resources and find the information that will answer your question or solve your problem. That's right - you are ready to research! Use this chart to help you take notes and keep track of your resources at the same time. Sign into your Google account, and make a copy of, or print this Google doc. You can make a new copy for each resource you use. Don't forget to get the citation information too!
Making Note Cards
If you need to get organized using hands-on methods, taking notes on note cards is a great way to get your facts on paper.  This website has tips to help you be more effective and plagiarize-proof your work. Use these tips, and your notes will almost write your paper for you. 
15 Ways to Beat Procrastination
If fear of the unknown is keeping you from getting started on your project, check out this infographic with tips on how to beat putting off today's work until tomorrow. Read the tips, and choose two or three that will help you get organized to start your project and meet the due date! 

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