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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

6 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

Library instruction for WR 121 / Chad Helder (SS)

Instructor name: Chad Helder
Students refer to me as: Chad
Instructor e-mail: chad.helder@pcc.edu
Instructor phone: 360-920-1384
Instructor location: Rock Creek
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course subject: Writing - WR
Course number: 121
Course CRN: 25212
Number of Students: 27
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2013-04-24
Preferred Time: 6:00 pm
Alternate Date: 2013-04-22
Alternate Time:
Duration: 45Minutes
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: The class will be working on an
"Analyzing a Text" essay. I would like students to learn about EBSCOhost and
other library resources in order to find secondary sources for quotations and
support. For example, film reviews if they are analyzing a film or scholarly
essays about Dexter or The Colbert Report if they are writing about a
television show. The "text" in "analyzing a text" might be something from
popular culture or a presidential speech--or even a poem. Also, it would be
great to help students with framing their research question for finding
secondary sources.
Upload class assignment and other relevant documents:
What are your learning outcomes for this session?
Develop a search strategy based on their research topic
Perform an efficient search of the library catalog for books and other
Differentiate between scholarly journals and magazines
Construct a query for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles and evaluate
best choices in the results list
Physically locate items and other resources

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