Provides Word files for assignments about topic selection, best source essay, information source comparison, periodical comparison, editorial assignment, annotated bibliographies, knowledge inventory, scholarly versus popular periodicals, summarize versus analyze, and portfolio reflective questions.
The links to the files are located just above the references. Please note that the links look like text, they don’t look like links until you mouse over them.
Because each assignment is in a Word file, assignments can be quickly adapted for any course. The site also includes a Word file that provides suggestions for assignments to use if you want your students to think critically, develop problem-solving skills, develop communication and presentation skills, understand the literature in a discipline, or minimize plagiarism.
The assignments include cryptic references to the IL standards from the Association of College & Research Libraries. The standards being referenced can be view here: http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.
Recommendations for use
Start by viewing Word file containing the assignment ideas that develop information literacy skills. After you have determined the type of assignment you want to use, select the appropriate assignment file.