Introduction to Expository Writing
Research support framework
The following shows where Introduction to Expository Writing fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.
- I can develop a topic
- I can search a database and get related results
- Begin academic writing
- Begin informational research
Library support of CCOGs
These are the course outcomes and other indicators which require library support.
Access and use library and Internet sources.
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
- Identify “general knowledge” versus new knowledge, discovery, or opinion
- Develop topic from area of interest
- Differentiate search engines and indexes from information sources
- Recognize audience: differentiate peer-reviewed from general interest sources
- Use MLA style citations
- Reference tools to build background knowledge and introduction to topics
- Topic development
- Database interface components (search boxes, limiters)
- Strategies for identifying and locating sources intended for various audiences (general interest to specialized)
- Tracking elements for attributing sources
- Skimming result lists to locate relevant sources, when search terms are not in the titles or abstracts
- Concept mapping
- Use curiosity and creativity to devise a topic and maintain spirit of inquiry for the duration of the informational research project