"76% of students surveyed considered written guidelines about course-related assignments to be one of the most helpful materials an instructor can provide." Assigning Inquiry, Project Information Literacy report, July 2010
Cal Maritime librarians are available to visit classes or consult with faculty on research assignments.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, led by Margot Hanson and Michele Van Hoeck
BETTER RESEARCH PAPERS: WORKSHOP YOUR HANDOUT
2:00-3:30 PM, LIBRARY GREEN ROOM
Would you like to see higher quality research papers from students? Are you discouraged by grading papers with weak sources or insufficient citation? Drawing on recommendations from studies of student research habits, as well as librarian experience working with Cal Maritime students, attendees will work with a partner to revise one of their own research assignment handouts (prompts).
NOTE: Please bring a paper copy of one of your research paper assignments to the workshop.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED online at:
Register by Friday, August 22, to reserve your spot.
Use this checklist from our workshop to review your research assignment prompts. Is there anything missing? Anything you'd like to add so your students turn it better assignments?
Adapted from the Maricopa County Community College Libraries checklist.
Guide students to citation help, recommended databases, and library liaisons.