This guide will help you integrate information-seeking and research skills into your course content. It provides supplemental materials for you to use in class as you discuss rhetorical genres and the complex aspects of exploring and writing them.
Specifically, it includes:
There is student guide that addresses many of the common questions students have about how to find information, citing sources, etc. You can link to this guide within your ReggieNet course site.
The train-the-trainer model is an effort to give students a cohesive learning experience regarding how they interact with information and incorporate it into their speeches. By integrating activities throughout the semester, students learn and develop information seeking skills iteratively.
The library activities are facilitated by each COM 110 instructor rather than a librarian. Milner librarians, within this structure, will:
A video walking tour of the physical space of the Library. The goal is to provide a quick and general overview of the physical layout of the library. Students complete at the beginning of the Semester - for Fall 2020, the Online Orientation can provide an alternative.
2. Utilize the supplemental content (on this guide)
This guide provides several videos you can show in class to help students learn and develop their information seeking skills.
3. Use additional activities
If you are a returning instructor, you may have one or two library-related activities you’ve developed on your own. You may find these activities work well in conjunction with the supplementary materials on this guide.
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