Write your own blog post here that answers these two questions:
What three things that you learned this semester about doing research have been the most useful to you (or are likely to be the most useful to you)? Please explain why for each of those things.
Amongst all the useful research related info that I’ve absorbed in this class, I find the “basic search”, “focusing research questions”, and “evaluating the quality of sources” most interesting. I use basic search quarries on a daily bases. This class enhanced my use of the “and” and “or” terms in my searches. I know when and how to utilize each to get the maximum amount of relevant search results. I learned to create interesting research questions, that go indepth, and allow me to professionally assess my topics. I also now know how to evaluate sources for relevance, accuracy, and reputability.
What is one thing that you wish we had spent more time covering in class or that we failed to get to in class? Why do you wish we had gotten to that?
I think that we should have spent more time discussing Google’s algorithms and procedures that allow us to efficeently utilize their search services.