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Instructor name: Erin Ergenbright Students refer to me as: Erin Instructor e-mail: email@example.com Instructor phone: 503 320 3123 Class location: Rock Creek Preferred contact: e-mail Course subject: Writing - WR Course number: 121 Course CRN: 47471 Number of Students: 27 ADA provisions needed: no Preferred Date: 2013-11-15 Preferred Time: 1:00 pm Alternate Date: 2013-11-15 Alternate Time: 12:00 pm Duration: 55Minutes 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 is a personal researched inquiry essay--a research paper with an "I" voice that comes out of something important/interesting to the writer. A sample paper could be about recycling:
I grew up in L.A. in the 70s, and my mom was a hard-core recycler--this was back when you had to work to recycle--to use the can opener to remove the lids and bottoms of tin cans, remove the paper, and flatten them. And I learned well--I am now a recycling Nazi--and regularly rescue cans, paper, and plastic bottles from the trash in my classroom and at the restaurant I work brunch in. I glower as I remove the lids from plastic bottles in the recycling, as they're a different kind of plastic, and can't be recycled. But am I fooling myself, feeling so virtuous about my recycling? How much of what we toss in the bins actually gets recycled? And what happens when the "wrong" kind of plastic gets mixed in?
(This is my very rough draft of a beginning--I'm asking the students to use something in their own life as a place of departure for their research.)
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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 materials Differentiate between scholarly journals and magazines Construct a query for journal, magazine, or newspaper articles and evaluate best choices in the results list