Arrange your index card in the following way:
|Government Policy about Wetlands
The government has not always been in the business of protecting wetlands. Until the 1960's, government policies encouraged - and even paid for - turning wetlands into other uses. Draining and filling these water soaked lands provided fields and pastures for farmers and gave cities room to grow.
Bedford, Barbara. "Wetlands: Mired in Controversy," 1993 Science Supplement. World Book Annual Science Supplement. Chicago: World Book, 1992. p. 13
The sources at the bottom of your note cards will be used for your bibliography. It is important to make a note of all your sources while you are taking notes, so that you won't have to retrace your steps later to locate the sources.
Bedford, Barbara. "Wetlands: Mired in Controversy." 1993 Science
Smith, Robert Leo, "Wetlands" in World Book Encyclopedia, Volume 21
The subjects at the top of your note cards will be used to develop an outline for your research paper.
| Saving Our Wetlands
(Title of your report)
II Kinds of Wetlands
III Government Policy about Wetlands
(See note card example above.)
IV. The Role of Environmental Groups
Bibliography (List of sources used for this report)
Notes can also be taken using electronic tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint, etc. (see Which Office program should you use for note taking?).
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