Presentation Title

Recognizing the Conversation: Introducing Information Literacy in First-Year Writing

Presenter Information

Greg Shemkovitz, Elon University

Location

Scarbrough 2

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

This presentation discusses a series of activities that introduces first-year writing students to the underpinnings of research and information literacy. Stripping away formal information literacy instruction, students begin to recognize the broader conversation that unfolds within their own work. By examining popular magazine and internet articles, as well as comments and letters to the editor, students see where they have been engaging in discourse all along.

Keywords

College freshman, Writing and composition, Research process, Information literacy, Popular magazines, Internet articles, Editorials

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Recognizing the Conversation: Introducing Information Literacy in First-Year Writing

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