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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.

WR 121 Rose *ac

Instructor's Name: Christopher Rose
Instructor e-mail: christopher.rose@pcc.edu
Instructor's Phone: 5637
Instructor's Location: Cascade
Refer to me as: Chris
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course no. or title: WR 121
Course CRN: 49206
# of students: 25
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2012-10-31
Alternate Date: 2012-10-29
Preferred Time: 11:00 am
Alternate Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 110
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: This assignment is designed to help
students prepare to write their final paper—a synthesis of multiple
perspectives on a question at issue. By writing a research proposal, they
will be able to generate ideas for your final paper and set up a research
strategy. The research proposal should be 750-1000 words long (three to four
pages) and include four major sections: (1) introduction, (2) working
hypothesis, (3) working bibliography, and (4) research strategy. Some sample
topics include fluoride in Portland's water, bicycle safety, gentrification
in Portland, fishing rights, polygamy, and the legalization of hemp
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)
- Construct a query for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles and
evaluate best choices in the results list (25 minutes)
- Other (please explain below) (15 minutes)
Other notes: Sessions usually end with giving the students time to find their
fives sources.

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