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Information Literacy

This is a learning guide designed to teach students about information literacy and why it matters.

Analyzing Information

The process of analysis requires you to take something that is complex and break it down into understandable parts. You will want to ask these questions:

What is the main idea or argument being made?
What are the important details or evidence that support this main idea or argument?
How does this compare to my previous knowledge or understanding?

 

Once you have answered these questions, you will want to figure out how this new information fits with other information sources. By focusing on themes and the relationship of ideas among your information sources, you will be able to synthesize the information. Watch the short video from USU Libraries to learn more about synthesis

Source: USU Libraries