Return to the Library: Research Field Trip

Return to the Library: Research Field Trip

Overview: Want to engage your students explicitly in library research again after the initial workshop or review earlier in the quarter? Give them time to return for independent research.

Activity title: Research Field Trip to the Library

Author: Christine Alfano

Activity Brief Description: Present options for research activities and provide time for student to carry them out. Students are asked to submit a brief summary of their accomplishments at the end of class.

Course: PWR 1 & 2

Activity Length & Schedule: 40-60 minutes; mid- to late quarter.

Activity Goals:  Through this activity, students will

  • Assess their research and writing progress and process
  • Apply research skills gained earlier, such as finding and evaluating sources, and formulating/revising research questions
  • Determine actionable next steps for project.

Activity Details:  See worksheet (PWR instructors only: Canvas log-in required).