Myth or Fact? (Google Form Activity)
This form is an electronic version of the Center's informational Class Visits. The activity is designed to help familiarize students with the Center's mission, staff, and services. It includes 10 statements about the Center, and students have to decide whether each statement is a myth or fact. After completing the activity, students can view their scores and an explanation for each statement's classification. Students can complete this activity on their own, or you could do it with them as a class. Consider following up on students' completion of the activity with a brief in-class discussion about what students learned and how they might use the Center this semester.
How to Schedule a Tutorial
This handout gives instructions for how to schedule a tutoring appointment at the Center, and it also gives some tips for strategic scheduling.
How to Judge Writing Handout with related Peer Review Guide
The handout helps gives an overview of higher-order and lower-order concerns in writing. The related peer review guide allows students to determine whether or not these concerns are present in a classmate's draft.
This assignment was originally included in Information Evaluation Lesson Plan II: Using BEAM as an in-class activity. This is an homework adaptation of that activity that can be assigned to students after a classroom discussion / lesson on using the BEAM Method.
This assignment is included as an in-class activity in the Information Evaluation Lesson Plan I, but can easily be turned into a homework assignment. This worksheet can be completed as a precursor assignment to either presenting an information source or writing a short reflection essay on it.
The purpose of this assignment is to get students to reflect on the ways in with their research question/topic has changed after conducting preliminary research and to understand that research is an iterative process.
The purpose of this assignment is to encourage students to think about their research/inquiry needs before and after a consultation with a research librarian. This could be used as a homework assignment or 5th hour activity.
Students will answer a series of guided inquiry questions in response to a short assigned reading that will help them use the reading as a jumping off point for future information exploration. This short homework assignment can be completed in between class meetings or over the course of one week.
Students will find one information source that supports a claim made in an assigned course reading. They will then present this source as a short oral presentation or 1-2 page essay. This homework assignment can be completed over the course of a week.