Phase III: Student Journal Entries"Well at the beginning I was trying to go through and highlight facts that I wanted to use and then I would try and go through them at the end at the report but I had so much information I couldn't one, read all of it and two, at the end go through. So I asked Miss Beamis for help and she suggested that I take like envelopes and sort them and then a few categories of solid information like just the plain laws, then economy, laws in the future, laws that were made in the past and information about."
"Now it was time to gather information and make a plan. Our class would visit the library frequently. I found the folders with information on different topics helpeful. To find even more information our class visited the Bedford Public Library. I had over ten pages of information on my topic. I still had to find more. I watched videos, visited Boston Harbor, and wrote a letter to Meg Tobassco."
"So that was like some of the stuff I did. Another source was from an environmental law agency and they sent me two brochures. One was on laws for lobsters, another was a status report from 1984. So from that brochure on laws I got lots of information from that, a lot of that went into my report. And then from the other stuff, from the stuff I got from the library and from my mom, that was mostly all the stuff that went into my report. And then I looked in the electronic encyclopedia at home for information that I needed on the lobster itself."
"I had a whole mess of notes but I had to actually go through them. So I'd go through them and I realize that there are a lot of things I don't need and a lot of things I do need...it has to be summarized. Just because you have a lot of information doesn't mean you have information you actually want."