Students deeply engaged with two scholarly sources they chose on a topic related to the course in order to learn how to read and use scholarly sources and recognize that scholarship is a conversation. The three-part assignment was scaffolded over the semester. The first part asked students to identify two peer-reviewed articles and write an annotated bibliography; the second part asked students to write an introduction, thesis and outline; and the third part asked students to write a paper discussing the two articles in relation to one another. The course librarian provided an instruction session, developed a tailored research guide and rubrics for the annotated bibliography, and assisted with the assessment of the annotated bibliographies using the rubric. A paper submitted for this course received the 2014 Signature Course Information Literacy Award from the UT Libraries.
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