Introducing

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```					Introducing
Okay, so what’s
the Big 6 & why
do I care??
In a nutshell, Big 6 is a simple
method for helping you figure
things out.

Who do I mean by you?

Well…YOU…ANYONE…ALL OF US!!
Big 6 is used by people of all ages,
from elementary school to senior
citizens.
Q: What kinds of things can it help
you figure out?

• Homework
Any kind of
• Research        question you
• Decisions          need to
Ohhhhh!
So it’s
like
problem-
solving for
information?
YES!!
COOL!!
We could use some help
figuring stuff out!
Here’s how it works.
•   STEP 2:   Information Seeking Strategies
•   STEP 3:   Location & Access
•   STEP 4:   Use of Information
•   STEP 5:   Synthesis
•   STEP 6:   Evaluation (Reflection)
Let’s take a
closer look at
each step by
solving the
problem ….
….what will I wear to
school today?
1.1 Define the             1.1 What will I wear to
information problem.     school today?

1.2 Identify the           1.2 Which of my clothes
information you          are clean? What is the
need in order to         weather like? What
complete the task        color do I feel like
(to solve the            wearing?
information
problem).
Step 1
Is it hot outside?
What’s clean?

Blue or yellow?
STEP 2: Information Seeking Strategies
2.1 Determine (brainstorm)    2.1 I can pick out something
the range of possible        myself or ask my parents for
sources of information.      help. I can check the weather.
I can search through the
laundry to see what’s clean.

2.2 I probably wouldn’t want to
2.2 Evaluate the different
wear what my parents would
possible sources to         pick so I’ll just go see what’s
determine priorities        clean and pick something out.
(select the best            I know it will be warm today
sources).                   because it’s June.
Step 2
STEP 3: Location & Access
3.1 Locate sources            3.1 My dresser is in the corner,
(intellectually &           but the drawers are open and
physically).                look pretty empty. My closet is
crammed with winter clothes
and dirty clothes from last
week are on the floor so I’d
better walk down the hall to the
laundry room.

3.2 Find information within   3.2 I see all the laundry is sorted
sources.                    and stacked on the dryer. I
take my stack to my room.
Step 3
STEP 4: Use of Information
4.1Engage (e.g. read,     4.1 In my stack I find a pair
hear, view, touch)        of corduroys, a sweater, a
tank top and shorts.
the information in a
source.

4.2 The corduroys and
4.2 Extract relevant         sweater are too hot for
information from a       June weather so I take
source.                  the tank top & shorts.
Step 4
STEP 5: Synthesis
5.1 Organize            5.1 I put on the tank top &
information from       shorts quickly because
multiple sources.      it’s getting late.

5.2Present the          5.2 I’ll check with my best
information.            friend at the bus stop to
see what she thinks
Step 5
STEP 6: Evaluation (Reflection)
6.1 Judge the product       6.1 My outfit is a cool choice
(effectiveness).           for this hot, June day and
my friend gave me a
compliment on it as soon
as I arrived at the bus
stop.

6.2 Judge the information   6.2 I didn’t waste any time
problem-solving            checking my dresser or
process (efficiency).      closet. I went right to the
clean laundry, found my
clothes and got dressed
in time to catch the bus.
Step 6

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