Level 8 Academic Writing
Research support framework
The following shows where Level 8 Academic 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.
- Locate and evaluate potential sources of support for ideas expressed in writing using the Internet, the library, and research databases.
- Understand the U.S. academic and professional views of plagiarism and use citation to avoid plagiarizing.
- apply research techniques and conventions, including library research, interviewing, source materials (summarizing, paraphrasing, quoting) and
- documentation (parenthetical references, list of works cited)
- effectively analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and form a well-supported thesis
- appropriately incorporate examples or the thoughts of others and provide source citation
- avoid plagiarism
- demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose
- distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information
- selection of a topic worthy of adult communication
- accurate documentation
- multiple sources
- library and Internet research
Course integrated research support
These are the ways that the librarians can support information literacy achievement for the students in this course.
- Explore topic through seeking background information
- Interpret result lists from online catalog and database searches
- Recognize components for attribution and citation
- Use introductory, summary information sources like encyclopedias to locate background information and perspectives on topic areas
- Use library online catalog to identify published books and articles
- Capture citation data for each selected source
- Identify synonyms and related concepts
- Navigate to library website
- Recognize related concepts for searching as well as matching keywords
- Understand concept of intellectual property