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Instructor name: Kathleen Bustamante Students refer to me as: Kathleen Instructor e-mail: Kathleen.Bustamante@pcc.edu Instructor phone: 503-317-6615 Instructor location: Rock Creek Preferred contact: e-mail Course subject: Writing - WR Course number: 121 Course CRN: 31405 Number of Students: 25 ADA provisions needed: no Preferred Date: 2013-07-02 Preferred Time: 6:15 pm Alternate Date: 2013-07-09 Alternate Time: 6:15 pm 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: At the time of instruction, students will be writing a 3 to 5 page cause/effect argument essay. A minimum of 2 PCC library database sources will be required. Students will be voting as a class on 4 essay topics on which to write, so I can't provide you essay topics at this time. However, I have uploaded the essay guidelines/topics from Spring 2013 term to give you an idea of the topics students picked last term. Upload class assignment and other relevant documents: Causal essay (New Version).docx: http://www.pcc.edu/library/sites/default/files/webform/assignments/Causal%20essay%20%28New%20Version%29.docx
What are your learning outcomes for this session? Become acquainted with PCC library databases. Since students will be required to include opposing viewpoints in their arguments by the end of the term, I'd like them to be introduced to the Opposing Viewpoints database and/or any other databases you think will help them in this area.
Also, an explanation about the difference between research using scholarly sources versus basic Google searches would be helpful. I'd like for students to grasp the importance of implementing well-researched and peer reviewed articles in their writing. Other notes: