As part of the research process, students need to learn how to organize and synthesize their sources. This short lecture, followed by a matrix outline given to every student, gives students the opportunity to focus their research question even more and to add their own ideas to the conversation of research within their chosen topic.
-Understanding research as a conversation
-Understanding and using synthesis to organize and weave together sources + our own ideas
-Understanding how essays/arguments can be organized by idea, not by source
Information Literacy concepts:
Individual or Group:
Students should already have a focused topic and/or research question chosen before coming to the library for this lesson.