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Information Literacy @ ASU: Text-Based

About Texts

Students are required to read text in various formats, in print or electronically. Using text material effectively and in a way that engages students supports many learning outcomes. Contact your subject specialist librarian for more suggestions.

Exercises Aligned with Standards and Mapped to Learning Outcomes

Text-based Format

These are suggestions for exercises mapped to Information Fluency competencies in the context of text-based instruction.

Require students to:

  • Choose relevant readings from books (print or electronic)
  • Write a summary or create a concept map of main ideas
  • Email summary of reading to you, the instructor, or to a classmate for peer review. ( Alternative: set-up collaborative workspace in an online social networking environment)
  • Use a class blog or BlackBoard discussion area to post summaries of reading, including correct citations
  • Find reading from the library databases
  • Locate and evaluate resources that provide background information (encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries), print or electronic

Learning Outcome Introduced and/or Reinforced

Learning Outcome 2:  Students will be able to use library and information technology tools and resources to carry out research.

  • constructs and implements effective search strategies
  • Uses a wide variety of discipline appropriate methods to retrieve information
  • selects the most appropriate methods or tools for finding information

Learning Outcome 3:  Students will be able to design and execute a research project using a systematic process to collect, analyze and present information in written formats, properly incorporating citing and documenting sources.

  • Creates a high quality, original product to effectively accomplish the planned objective
  • Successfully integrates compiled information, demonstrating proper use of citation and documentation
  • Systematically evaluates & presents quality information in written formats

Library Services

The Library offers these additional services and resources to help you and your students:

  • Liaison Librarians
  • Library Course Guides
  • Databases
  • WorldCat Local library catalog 
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