World Lit/Comp Hon
March 25, 2010
Since starting this new research project, I have learned to use some new and interesting research tools. As of a couple of days ago, I have learned how to use Evernote, which is a great bookmarking tool. Last semester our class used Diigo; personally I did not like Diigo and found it hard to use. However, this semester I have started using Evernote and I love it the best out of any of the tools I have used so far. Evernote is simple and easy to navigate, but it also keeps all my research information in one nice and neat area, so I can access it with little or no hassle. Also, last semester we made an iGoogle account; I never really used it and never found it helpful to my research. Now I use my iGoogle all the time and not only at school; I use my iGoogle at home as well. I have found that the the iGoogle is a great way to mix my personal interests such as weather, shopping, news, music, and other areas of content with my school work such as class links, our class agenda, bookmarks, RSS feeds, and my E-locker. Another tool that I have found more useful this semester is my Google site. Last semester we all had Google sites, but I never kept mine up to date. I do not know if I did not like the layout or if there was another reason for not using it, but I never thought I benefited from the site. This semester we made a new Google site and now I use it all the time. My favorite features on the site are the count down till the project due date, and the To-Do list. I find My google site helpful in organization and time management. I think that using these new research tools will help me achieve my goals and make my deadline in a timely manner.