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Instructor's Name: Gardner Mein Instructor e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Instructor's Phone: 971-722-3562 Instructor's Location: Cascade Refer to me as: Gardner Preferred contact: e-mail Course no. or title: WR 122 Course CRN: 43207 # of students: 30 ADA provisions needed: no Preferred Date: 2012-10-09 Alternate Date: 2012-10-11 Preferred Time: 1:00 pm Alternate Time: 2:00 pm Duration: 50 If other: Do you need time to discuss non-library matters with your class on the day of library instruction? No If yes please specify: Assignment description and sample topics: There are two assigned research papers. Both are persuasive, requiring the writer a) to inform the reader of the details of a current debate; and b) to argue on behalf of one side. The Issue Paper assignment asks students to find a narrowed topic under one of these broad topic areas - censorship, education, US immigration, and gender issues - and write a 1500+ word persuasive research paper that uses at least six outside sources. This is due 12/4. There is also a second shorter persuasive research called an Independent Project. This can be on a topic of the students' choosing as long as they clear it with me. This one is 1200+ words and needs to use only three outside sources. It is due 11/27. Students will be able to (check all that apply): - Develop a search strategy based on their research topics (15 minutes) - Perform an efficient search of the library catalog for books and other materials (15 minutes) - Differentiate between scholarly journals and magazines (15 minutes) Other notes: I'd like my students to hear - from someone besides me - that it's crucial to find a good topic early since this will not only make for a stronger paper but will also make their lives easier. Also, it would be great if the person giving this orientation could discuss the idea of doing research before one has a topic, in order to find the topic. Thanks very much. Please let me know if there's anything else you'd like from me.