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Friday, November 9, 2012

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

WR 227, Beal *lt

Instructor's Name: Elaine Beal
Instructor e-mail: elaine.beal@pcc.edu
Instructor's Phone: 5056361974
Instructor's Location: Cascade
Refer to me as: Ms. Beal
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course no. or title: WR227- Technical Writing
Course CRN: 43548
# of students: 25
ADA provisions needed:
Preferred Date: 2012-11-09
Alternate Date: 2012-11-16
Preferred Time: 3:00 pm
Alternate Time: 1:15 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:
Extended Proposal/Recommendation Report

**Identify a problem that needs solving or a situation that needs changing in
your school,workplace, community or personal life. Explain how your proposed
action will result in solving the problem or will implement a process for

Topics: Recommending a way to raise money for a non-profit event, create a
plan to meet the financial obligations of your education upon graduation,
propose a menu and sources for more vegan options in the school cafeteria
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: Academic sources will not always be the best option for some
projects. Government document sites(ODOT - Bureau of Labor Statistics etc.)
and some retail companies might be best to assess oosts of materials or other

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