Mapping existing knowledge: TEQ Sheets
The Terms, Expectations, and Questions Sheet (TEQ Sheet)is a tool for "surveying the field" of what others have thought about a subject. Not only does it help focus your attention on the details of others' information, but it also helps locate the blank spaces in the "map" that they have made of the subject. These blanks will become the focus of your paper as you ask questions about them and develop your thesis.
For an example of a useful TEQ Sheet produced for an ENGL 1180 class, click HERE.
A fillable .pdf is available to simplify your use of TEQ Sheets. Follow these steps to use it:
1. Open the TEQ Sheet Template by clicking HERE.
2. Save the TEQ Sheet Template on your computer by going to the "file" menu and using "save as."
⁃ If you already have a place on your computer where you save documents you could save it there. An easy place to store the file might be your desktop.
3. The blank, TEQ Sheet Template is now saved on your computer.
4. Use this saved file to respond to each reading. When you have finished filling it out for a reading, go to “file” and use “save as” to rename it.