Research support framework
The following shows where English Composition fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- Are the qualities of the results what I need?
- Can these information sources help support my thesis?
- Directed searching in discipline-specific contexts
- Connecting sources and integrating them
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
- Begin to locate, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically to develop an informed position and encourage intellectual curiosity.
- Proper documentation; use and methods of research; evaluating and incorporating sources; selection, editing, placement and analysis of quotations
- Develops skills in analytical reading, critical thinking, and expository and persuasive writing. Students compose several essays using a variety of strategies to present evidence in support of a thesis
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
- Identify diction and rhetorical terms used by proponents
- Evaluate source materials for authority, currency, reliability, bias, sound reasoning and validity of evidence
- Identify elements of persuasion and bias
- Move from echo chamber of self-reinforcing opinion sources to opposing, or objective sources
- Understand synthesis of concepts from multiple sources is necessary
- Locate supportive quotes and evidence within sources
- Gather elements for citations
- Identify key words for search strategies
- Identify strategies for locating reliable sources for informed opinion (pro/con, editorial, stated bias)
- Compare non-mediated to mediated sources
- Identify information providers and place within the information cycle
- Topic development based on available full text published sources
- Use subject headings and classification to identify relevant sources in the databases and online catalog
- Cut and paste generated citations
- Differentiate search engines and indexes from information sources
- Use reference tools for developing background knowledge
- Recognize related, encompassing and narrower concepts, synonyms