Presenter Information

Randy Howe, Fitchburg State Collge


Room 111

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education


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Presentation Description

A college freshman paper assignment designed to move students in a less than intimidating fashion through an innovative approach to choose a topic of interest, review literature, conduct library work, write, and go through additional online checkpoints in a process that is aligned with the goals of a Communications Media department is discussed. Viewed as a win-win procedure, the resultant student papers appear more passionate and informed, covering far more diverse areas of inquiry than seen previously, which in turn has raised this professor’s interest in reading them.


College freshmen, Information literacy, Library research, College teaching, Report writing

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Oct 1st, 5:00 PM Oct 1st, 5:30 PM

Fighting Professor Boredom and the Student's Narrow Scope: A Strategy for More Varied and Interesting College Freshmen Papers

Room 111

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