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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our 2013 GO-GIRL Surveys Are LIVE!!!

Our Winter 2013 GO-GIRL Surveys are officially done--please take them all and pass the word along! The girls can use all of the data they can get! :)


Go to http://esurvey.inspiredata.com
Enter the Survey ID # and take the survey!


1.  Queen Bee Yellow Jackets - ID # 985637

2. Invincible Investigators - ID # 134538

3. TTYL (Talented Team of Young Ladies) - ID # 648825

4. FBI Girls (Fabulous, Beautiful, Intelligent) - ID # 100959

5. SM&ART (Science, Math, and Art) - ID # 211798

6. H4 (High Heels High Hopes) - ID # 949877


Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

What a great day for GO-GIRL! Our GO-GIRL parents attended a Parent Café at WSU's Undergraduate Library (UGL). Our fabulous friend and library scientist, Katrina, introduced our GG parents to the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL). If you aren't familiar, we highly recommend that you spend some time here! We absolutely love this resource and our girls do too! http://mel.org/

Also, you can use the "College Preparation" button to access practice test, ebooks, online courses, and more for ACT, SAT, AP, and CLEP test preparation, Test-Taking Skills Improvement, and College Admission preparation!!! 


Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Today was an interesting day GO-GIRL! The girls learned about different types of survey questions, like open-ended, close-ended, yes/no, the Likert rating scale, categorical, and multiple choice questions.

This is important for the girls to know because they will be developing their own survey questions to ask participants while researching their group topics.  Later, the GO-GIRLS worked on developing and brainstorming their own survey questions. Their minds were exploding with ideas!

After the groups thought of all the questions they would like to ask in their survey, the girls headed to the Wayne State Mort Harris Recreation Center for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon playing in the gym. How fun!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Week 4 of GO-GIRL

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

This week, the girls went to the WSU Undergraduate Library (UGL) and went to 3 different presentations put on by our wonderful WSU Library Scientists! One presentation taught the girls how to decide if a website can be considered a good source to use in their research and writing. They also learned what to look for in a website, especially before entering personal information on the internet. The girls learned to look for "https:" before the web address. Another presentation taught the girls how to use the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) system (accessible anytime and anywhere on the web at www.mel.org), and search for books and sources. The girls also learned about how to cite sources for papers in APA and MLA formats, and the presenters stressed that this would be useful information later on in the girls' educational careers. The final presentation was about creating a good Power Point presentation that would teach people effectively (i.e. by properly using backgrounds, different fonts, text color, photos, how much should be on a good slide, etc.). The girls got a chance to fix up a very poor-looking presentation and they made some well-needed adjustments by changing text color and placement, and making uniform backgrounds for the slides.

After lunch in the Towers dorms cafeteria, the girls learned about biases, and how to avoid using them in questions while creating a survey. They learned about how some participants will adjust their answers to be socially acceptable, and how some questions are inappropriate. They also learned about the bias that a survey taker could have, and how to avoid that for when they create their own surveys.

We're going to be going to the WSU Mort Harris Rec Center in the afternoon next Saturday, March 9th. See you then! :)