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First Year Writing Instructor's Guide — Start Here

This guide is for First Year Writing Instructors


This guide is to provide materials to help you introduce your students to university-level research, along with resources to help you begin exploring the Library's online offerings.

To best use this guide:

  • Please read the "Introduction for Instructors" to understand the objectives for information literacy work.
  • Identify opportunities to scaffold and highlight information literacy concepts throughout your course
  • Plan in information literacy & research from the very beginning of your course - while you are compiling your syllabus

A librarian will be happy to help you as you plan your course - please contact a librarian. This guide is meant to be a supplement to your teaching - you're not on your own!

Workshop Materials

Stepping Into University-Level Research Methods

Animated learning objects to share with your students


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