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Engaged Learning: Information Exploration for the Core Seminars

An engaged learning activity


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Pamela Mann
Office: Library 126

Phone: 240-895-4285

About the Information Exploration Assignment

The Exploring Information assignment for the First Year and Transfer Seminars emphasizes the importance of pre-searching or background reading in the early stages of research. The assignment uses a Graphic Organizer sometimes referred to as a GO.

Thumbnail image preview of Graphic Organizer worksheet. Click image to access file.

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Information Exploration Assignment Video Tutorial

Please watch the video before completing your Graphic Organizer.

How to Access the Graphic Organizer (GO) File

Access & Submit the Graphic Organizer - Google Docs

Share your completed Graphic Organizer with your professor and librarian 

  • To share your Google Docs file click the blue Share button in the upper right corner and enter your professor's email and your librarian’s email address
  • If you don't know who your librarian is check your syllabus, ask your professor or email Pamela Mann at

Access & Submit the Graphic Organizer - Printed

Students: Turn your completed Graphic Organizer in to your professor!

Professors and Peer Mentors: Please share copies with your librarian digitally or by sending physical copies through campus mail or dropping off at the Library Circulation Desk.


Pamela Mann:

Stephanie Reyes:

Amanda VerMeulen: