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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Library instruction for WR 122 / Chad Helder (SS)

Instructor name: Chad Helder
Students refer to me as:
Instructor e-mail: chad.helder@pcc.edu
Instructor phone: 3609201384
Instructor location: Rock Creek
Preferred contact: e-mail
Course subject: Writing - WR
Course number: 122
Course CRN: 30245
Number of Students: 25
ADA provisions needed: no
Preferred Date: 2013-07-02
Preferred Time: 12:00 pm
Alternate Date:
Alternate Time:
Duration: 120Minutes
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: Library orientation and orientation
to the library databases, especially CQ Researcher and the hot topics
databases like Opposing Viewpoints. Over the long holiday weekend, students
will need to compose an exploratory essay with at least four sources. This is
like an annotated bibliography, except it has a reflective tone instead of
strict summary. Students need to pose a research question, narrow their
topic, and begin finding their sources. After the exploratory essay, students
will use the same topic for their big classical argument essay, which will be
ten pages, so this is the step where they reflect, learn the background of
their topic, and find their standpoint.
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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