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TA Info Lit Workshop 7 22 09

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Workshop for UCLA Teaching Assistants to help them learn how to improve their students' information researching and critical thinking skills.

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TA Info Lit Workshop 7 22 09

  1. 1. Teaching Information Literacy & Critical Thinking Esther Grassian UCLA College Library Summer 2009 (7/21/09) 1
  2. 2. About you…  Your name, department & course? 2
  3. 3. Handouts... 7
  4. 4. Survey Results  28 responses  17 TA’ing for 1st Time  11 TA’ed 1-3 Years  Research Papers…  Referrals… 8
  5. 5. Agenda  Top 5 Teaching Topics  IL-Enhanced Syllabus  Online & In-Person Student Help  Help for TAs/Instructors  Questions Welcome! 10
  6. 6. Top Topics 1. Broadening/Narrowing Research Topic 2. Effective Database Selection & Searching 3. Website, Blog, etc. Critical Thinking 4. Library Catalog Searching 5. Plagiarism Online Student Help; IL Enhanced Syllabus 11
  7. 7. “Hoax, Scholarly Research, Personal Opinion? You Decide!” TOPICS 12
  8. 8. Web 2.0 Critical Thinking  “Evaluating Web Content”  “Thinking Critically About Web 2.0 & TOPICS Beyond” 14
  9. 9. Topic Narrowing/Broadening  Topic Broadening Exercise  Topic Narrowing Exercise TOPICS  Road to Research: Starting Points 15
  10. 10. Topic Broadening  Hispanic women 85 and older in LA need protection from abuse in nursing TOPICS homes. 16
  11. 11. Key Topic Words  Hispanic Women  85 and older TOPICS  L.A.  Abuse  Nursing homes 17
  12. 12. Related Words/Concepts  Latin*; Chican* TOPICS  Senior Citizen*; Elderly  California; Los Angeles  Neglect; Violen*  Long-Term Care 18
  13. 13. Topic Narrowing  Broad topic: Immigration TOPICS  Limiters… 20
  14. 14. Topic Narrowing  Broad topic: Immigration  Limiters… TOPICS  Timeframe: 1940s – 1950s  Geographic Region: California  Person/Group: Braceros  Event/Aspect: Living conditions 21
  15. 15. Topic Sentence/Argument  “Poor living conditions for Braceros did not improve over a 10-year period they TOPICS worked in California, from the 1940s to the 1950s.” 22
  16. 16. Online Help…  Road to Research: Starting Points  OWL: Prewriting (Invention) General Questions TOPICS  OWL: More Prewriting (Invention) Questions 24
  17. 17. UCLA Library Home Page TOPICS 25
  18. 18.  All 13 UCLA Libraries  Books TOPICS  Periodical Subscriptions  Other materials  No Articles! 26
  19. 19. Help Using It…  Road to Research: Find It! Books  College Library How-To Guides TOPICS  UCLA Library Catalog guide (pdf) 27
  20. 20. Magazines vs. Journals TOPICS 30
  21. 21. Academic Conversations TOPICS 31
  22. 22. “Visible” v. “Invisible” Web TOPICS 32
  23. 23. Which Database?  Subject Matter?  Time Period?  Publications? TOPICS 33
  24. 24. Web of Science  Topics: Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities  Materials: Articles (from 5300 TOPICS Journals), Book Chapters  Time: 1900+ (sciences) 34
  25. 25. Let’s try it... TOPICS 35
  26. 26. Get Copies  Online Copy  Paper Copy  Request a FREE Copy TOPICS 37
  27. 27. Key Points  Pick Useful Database  Can search, display, save  Look for… TOPICS  Online Help  Boolean Operators  Truncation (Wild Card) Symbols  DON’T PAY FOR ARTICLES!! 38
  28. 28. Online Student Help  Assignment Calculator  Road to Research  Research Paper Planner TOPICS 39
  29. 29. More Help for Undergrads…  Academics in The Commons Workshops (Covel Commons)  ½ hour Research Appointments (through MyUCLA Workshops)  Questions? Ask Us! TOPICS 40
  30. 30. Plagiarism  What it is & how to avoid it  Why to cite  How to cite TOPICS 41
  31. 31. Plagiarism = unacknowledged or unintentional use of another’s words and/or ideas TOPICS 42
  32. 32. Avoiding Plagiarism  Citation, except “Common Knowledge”  Quote  Summarize  Paraphrase  OWL (Purdue): How to paraphrase TOPICS 43
  33. 33. Why cite?  Show Evidence  Give Credit  “Breadcrumbs”  “friendofdarwin’s Darwin Poster” (video)  “EPIC 2015” (video) TOPICS 44
  34. 34. How to Cite  “Which is Which?” (exercise)  Road to Research: Plagiarism (tutorial)  Road to Research: Citation (tutorial)  “Bruin Success With Less Stress” (tutorial) TOPICS 45
  35. 35. Questions? TOPICS 46
  36. 36. Help for TAs/Instructors…  Information Literacy Assignment Ideas  UCLA LibGuides  Teach Information Literacy & Critical TOPICS Thinking! 47
  37. 37. Information Literacy Enhanced Syllabus TOPICS 48
  38. 38. Review  Information Illiteracy  Teaching Topics  Online & In-Person Student Help Help for TAs/Instructors TOPICS  49
  39. 39. UCLA Library in Second Life 50

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