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First Year Writing Instructor's Guide — Assignments

This guide is for First Year Writing Instructors

Sample Information Literacy Assignments

This page contains a selection of sample assignments and presentations provided for you to adapt and provide a jumping-off point for your own assignments. If you see an assignment you like but are having trouble implementing it, please contact a librarian, and we'll be happy to help.

Goals for assignments:

  • Go from "How" to "Why" with your students
  • Scaffold & highlight information literacy opportunities throughout your course.
  • Create assignments that introduce your students to the research process
  • Incorporate library resources into your course

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Sample FYW Info-Lit Assignments

To make the best use of your time in the undergraduate research classroom, your students need to come in with a critical question that needs answering. All you have to do is show them the resources available to help answer that question.

Here are a collection of assignments from First Year Writing teachers to use as models for Information Literacy assignments. These are here as a jumping-off point for your assignment development.

If you would like to adapt any of these assignments for your own use, a librarian can help you.