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This activity is meant to demonstrate the concepts of authorship and authority to first-year writing students. Students will use their prior knowledge and everyday experiences with subpar information to draw parallels between evaluating academic and popular sources.
Contains detailed lesson plan, evaluating information handout, and materials for adapting to an online only course.
Teaches students how to distinguish source types by considering their purpose, context, and audience. When finished, students will receive an email which they can forward to you as proof of completion.
This stand alone, unfacilitated module teaches students how to do some simple searches in the EKU Libraries search. Students should read through the appropriate set of FAQs with embedded videos (On-Campus/Regional Campus and Online) then complete the corresponding assessment below. When finished, students will receive an email which they can forward to you as proof of completion.
This unfacilitated, stand alone module covers the basics of getting library help: using our Ask Us page, utilizing Research Guides, and scheduling Research Appointments. When finished, students will receive an email which they can forward to you as proof of completion.
This lesson is designed to illustrate the differences between paraphrasing, summarizing and quoting. By asking students to define and identify plagiarizing and paraphrasing, they will understand the purpose and mechanics of using sources in their writing.
In this activity, students think metacognitively as they search to work out strategies for navigating the search process. In the process, they use Google Docs to collaboratively produce a Search Tips sheet which the whole class can refer back to.
Everyday we see television commercials, online videos, newscasts, and more, many of which are meant to sway our opinions and influence our decisions, including our purchasing decisions. This exercise will introduce students to some of the techniques video producers use to influence our purchasing decisions and behaviors.