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AssignmentYou Say Periodical. I Say Magazine. And then there are Journals! What Does It Matter as Long as I can Get the PDF? gailgradowski01 year 5 months ago
AssignmentPick One, Any One? They're all just encyclopedia articles . . . gailgradowski01 year 5 months ago
AssignmentWhat Exactly IS that Source You are Quoting From? gailgradowski01 year 5 months ago

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This is designed to introduce students to the wonderful world of periodicals, in their great variety, and to how they will appear in different databases. It also begins the work of building their skills at evaluating information sources, determining perspective.

This exercise was designed for 1st year writing students with several different goals in mind:
• encourage deeper, closer reading;
• introduce the concept that information sources have perspective;
• develop vocabulary around describing information and perspective;
• acquaint students with the many values/uses of subject encyclopedias;
• practice topic narrowing using these types of encyclopedia articles.

This is a 65-minute workshop designed for 1st year composition students who will be using periodical sources in their research. Students will practice writing contextualizing statements, e.g. describing authors, genres, types of periodicals, for a variety of information sources of the type they will be using in their own research projects.