Room 211

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


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Presentation Description

This presentation looks at the information literacy tasks required of students in a WAC-oriented composition course focusing on sustainability, tasks which fall outside the range of a “normal” composition course: searching science-oriented databases such as Science Direct and GreenFile, listening to and evaluating in-class speakers from environmental disciplines, and bringing students’ personal experience and local sustainability issues into focus in the final paper assignment. It will discuss how the class approached these tasks, how the students implemented the tasks, and what skills the students developed as a result of the course.


Information literacy, Writing and composition, Environmental sustainability

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Sep 25th, 10:00 AM Sep 25th, 11:15 AM

WAC Goes Green: The Unique Information Literacy Tasks of a Sustainability-Related Compositon Course

Room 211

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