Request Out Loud: The Library Assignment

Out Loud: The Library Assignment for Survey 1100 classes is online and delivered through Carmen.  It asks students to identify their own expectations, to advise other students through three research process scenarios, and to reflect at the end. In line with transitions and student success literature, we are focusing on habits of mind and the affective parts of the research process. Our goal is to make the invisible, but common, thinking and feeling parts of the research process visible to first-year students so they are prepared when they experience these things themselves.
Student work is automatically scored. Instructors set the start and end dates and are informed when their students have completed the assignment. An additional introductory presentation by a librarian is available by request.