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Freshman Writing Program Library Component


The SLU Libraries offer a hybrid online and in-person information literacy instruction model that aims to meet the needs of freshman at SLU. The program, through a variety of learning styles and teaching modalities, empowers students to recognize their information needs and locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. The online and in-person components are sequential and build on each other. We recommend the following sequence of instruction.

English 1900 and English 1920

Library Instruction Outcomes for ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research and ENGL 1920: Advanced Writing for Professionals

The ENGL-1900/1920 student will:

  • Broaden or narrow a research topic in order to fit the scope of an assignment.
  • Describe the characteristics of different kinds of information sources used in the scholarly research process (scholarly, popular, etc.) in order to use them effectively.
  • Utilize library catalogs and databases in order to find a variety of sources on their research topic.
  • Assess the credibility and relevance of information sources in order to select appropriate resources for their research project.
  • Identify the many ways to access research help via the SLU Libraries in order to meet their current and ongoing information needs.

Instructional Format and Sequence:

Resources for Students

Research Guide for ENGL 1900: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric & Research

Research Guide for ENGL 1920: Advanced Writing for Professionals

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