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Not Just One Shot: Extending the Dialogues about Information Literacy in Composition Classes
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Composition Studies/Freshman English News Volume 38, Number 2, ISSN 1534-9322

Abstract

While composition programs are frequently responsible for teaching basic research writing, it is still common practice to limit lessons in information literacy to "one-shot" library instruction sessions. This practice reinforces the perception that the research process is separate from (and simpler than) the writing process, that teaching students effective research practices can be reduced to a single, skills-based class session, and that, ultimately, literacy in information is only useful if tied to the academic research paper. We argue that writing and information literacy are complimentary processes that need to be integrated into multiple, contextual classroom sessions. Through collaboration and shared responsibility, writing teachers and librarians can better incorporate information literacy instruction within composition programs and improve students' research options and behaviors. (Contains 4 notes.)

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Artman, M., Frisicaro-Pawlowski, E. & Monge, R. (2010). Not Just One Shot: Extending the Dialogues about Information Literacy in Composition Classes. Composition Studies/Freshman English News, 38(2), 93-110. Retrieved June 19, 2021 from .

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