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1) Following an in-class discussion of research assignments, students:
2) Test/quiz question:
3) Student self-assessment:
Students identify a topic and effectively conduct research in order to write a business plan, a brochure, an industry analysis, grant proposal etc.
Students submit a topic worksheet and bibliography to the library faculty member. The worksheet documents their vocabulary, topic development and rationale for selecting the resources they did, including why they are scholarly enough to meet the requirements of the assignment. Topic is approved by the course instructor only after approval from the librarian. Worksheet becomes part of the grade for the paper / project / assignment.
Require students to create a research journal with guided questions.
Each student takes one work from the required reading. Who else has built on this core work? What has been done with this idea since the date of publication? What was your strategy on identifying these items?
Students writing a paper on World War II are to examine the same concept in a chronology, a specialized encyclopedia and a specialized dictionary and compare / contrast the type of information and access points, and describe how the information was used in development of their paper.
Students find one article on a health or immune system topic that would be useful for themselves as professionals, and one on the same topic that would be useful for a patient. Compare and contrast the two sources and explain why they are a good choice for each group.
Students will identify a topic and effectively conduct research in order to compile and create an artist’s/dramaturge portfolio or theatrical protocol.