Public Speaking

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 Public Speaking (COMM 111)

Research support framework

The following shows where Public Speaking fits into the Research Support Framework developed by PCC Librarians.

Information literacy developmental stage: 
Information Mediation
  • I can develop a topic
  • I can search a database and get related results
Cognitive domains and information literacy outcomes: 
  • Begin academic writing
  • Begin informational research

Library support of CCOGs

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

Intended course outcomes related to information literacy: 
  • Make responsible decisions though the increased ability to critically examine ideas and information


Other indicators of required information literacy outcomes: 
  •  Research papers
  • Provide adequate and credible supporting material that is appropriate based on the topic, audience setting and purpose. Demonstrate awareness of available types of support.


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. Select credible information sources to support an informational presentation
  2. Use various types of information sources
  3. Identify audience and purpose of information sources


Information literacy instructional objectives: 
  1. Develop a specific topic statement
  2. Identify likely providers of reliable information on the topic, including images and video as well as text
  3. Identify indicators of the type of publication, purpose, and authorship and currency


Bridging competencies: 
  • Ability to narrow a search to a specific topic
  • Understand the information cycle
  • Ability to differentiate between types of sources available through the library website, including books, videos, articles