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EN 102-025 Nic Helms, Sara Whitver

Option 2: Methods for Approaching Research

This lesson corresponds with The Norton Field Guide to Writing 4th Edition, P281-284 Writing as Inquiry; Norton P289-297 Generating Ideas and Texts

In this session, students will learn how to analyze a topic, use reference resources, and develop a search strategy for finding sources for their writing assignments.

This class will cover:

  • how to  narrow a topic and brainstorm topic ideas
  • how to identify key concepts and controlled vocabulary
  • how to use reference tools 
  • how to select search terms and develop a search strategy

Learning outcomes:

  1. Students will break a topic down into smaller components in order engage in the iterative process of narrowing a research question.
  2. Students will select terms related to their key concepts in order to develop a search strategy.

Related LibGuide: EN102 by Sara Whitver

Date:
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time:
11:00am - 12:15pm
Location:
Gorgas 104
Campus:
EN 102
Categories:
Humanities Instruction

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Sara Whitver

Sara Maurice Whitver is the Instruction Coordinator Librarian at The University of Alabama Libraries and partners with the English Department and the Writing Center. She supports librarians working in the classroom and partners with faculty and graduate student teachers to enhance information literacy within the curriculum. Her current research focuses on pedagogy and instructional design that engages students with information.

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