Capstone strategy for UNT Library Science
As the capstone, or comprehensive evaluation approaches for the first Georgia cohort of the UNT LIS program, I am doing my usual over-preparation. As I was preparing, I thought the steps I used might be useful to others in my cohort, so here they are:
- Reset UNT password, so it won't need to be changed in the middle of capstone.
- Create 3 folders for each essay, with subfolders for articles or however you organize such things.
- Create 3 blank, formatted documents for each capstone essay in those folders, with header and margins and other formatting.
- Collect bookmarks especially for referencing during capstone.
- Risk management: multiple places to save (email, usb drive, hard drive, etc.) and multiple places to access the internet, multiple computers that could be used. I may even run full scans with various anti-virus and anti-spyware software.
- Consider creating accounts in most-used databases (LISTA, LISA, LLIS) for saving searches.
- Run some test searches, to make sure you can login to netlibrary and the important databases (or that you remember your login).
- Download, review, organize and archive all of the discussions in the Capstone Blackboard site, using the create printable view feature.
- Download, review, organize and archive all chats and resources from the Capstone Blackboard site.
- Organize citations (in RefWorks, Zotero, etc.) from prior class work.
- Organize readings and work from prior classes - perhaps into binders (or into folders on your computer, if you saved them electronically). Especially focus on CORE course materials (5000, 5200, 5600).
- Plan a timeline, strategy, and location for attacking these 3 essays.
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