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ABE Fundamentals of Writing

Use this tool to understand how the research skills contained in the course outcomes, or other indicators, align with developmental stages of information literacy and critical thinking. See how PCC Librarians can help support the integration of research concepts and skills at levels appropriate to the course outcomes. This guide was prepared by the PCC librarians for ABE Fundamentals of Writing (ABE 0784)

Research support framework

The following shows where ABE Fundamentals of Writing fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Perceptual Shift / Skills Instruction
  • I know what the library is, and where it is
  • I feel like the library is a welcoming place
  • I know who the librarians are
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
Connecting to college
  • Time management
  • Note Taking
  • Building on incremental successes

Library support of CCOGs

These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Demonstrate successful college behaviors: communication, participation, responsibility, organization, and time management
  • Plan for employment and life skills development
  • Use the computer for basic word processing and internet activities
Course content relating to information literacy: 
  • Access to resources for student success

Course integrated research support

These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.

Corresponding information literacy outcomes: 
  1. Understand that the library is a place to connect to the college
  2. Improve studentship, using time management and task focus to learn fundamental searching skills
  3. Recognize difference between books and articles in online catalog result list
Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Recognize the librarians as contacts for information about college services and information sources
  2. Navigate to online catalog  for simple topic search
  3. List indicators for differences between books and articles
Bridging competencies: 
  • Ability to listen and follow directions in a sequential way
  • Ability to wait for turn to ask a question
  • Recognize distractions which inhibit learning
  • Outline a single topic area
  • Identify personal student account number