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Library Support for College Writing and Freshman Honors Colloquium: Program

University Libraries' Instructional Program for College Writing and Honors Colloquium

Library support for College Writing and the Freshman Honors Colloquium includes a mix of online tutorials with quizzes and classroom instructional experiences.

The Library recommends a package of LibraryTutorials & Quizzes for each course. The tutorials are available on the web and linked from our homepage: http://libguides.library.kent.edu/tutorials. If you desire to use the corresponding quizzes they can be placed within your Blackboard Learn course sections. Instructions on setting up the assignment can be found on the Tutorials & Quiz Instructions tab.

As a follow up, and especially for College Writing II and Freshman Honors Colloquium, we also recommend a classroom session with a librarian. This session provides more detailed instruction tailored to the assignments of individual sections. These types of sessions can also be used as "research workshops," where a librarian is available to work with students as they research their topics. See the Library Instruction tab for more information.

Recommendations by Course

English 11011 

We recommend all 9 core Library Tutorials and their 5 corresponding quizzes (includes a combined quiz for tutorials 1 and 2, and one quiz for the four MLA style tutorials):

1. Introduction to University Libraries

2. KentLINK and OhioLINK

3. Basic Search Strategies

4.1-4.4. Searching Discovery@KentState (suite of 4 short tutorials)

5. Evaluating Information on the Web

6-9. MLA Style 8th Edition (4 tutorials) or 11-15 APA Style 6th edition (5 tutorials)

10. Librarians Can Help

(Note: The new 7th edition of APA comes out in October 2019. The tutorials will be updated to reflect any changes by Spring 2020.)

Optional: A visit to the library for a tour and brief instructional session reinforcing content covered in the tutorials.

English 21011- College Writing II

We recommend asking your students about their library experience to discover if they have already done the tutorials in their 11011 course. If most have not, you may wish to assign all of the tutorials. If most have already done them it may still be useful to have them review the following:

4.1-4.4. Searching Discovery@KentState (suite of 4 short tutorials)

6-9. MLA Style 8th Edition (4 Modules) or 11-15. APA Style 6th Edition

10. Librarians Can Help

(Note: The new 7th edition of APA comes out in October 2019. The tutorials will be updated to reflect any changes by Spring 2020.)

Recommended: A classroom session with a librarian to provide instruction tailored to the course assignment. Another option is to devote a session to student research and invite a librarian to provide point of need assistance.

Freshman Honors Colloquium

We recommend all 9 core Library Tutorials and their 5 corresponding quizzes (includes a combined quiz for tutorials 1 and 2, and one quiz for the four MLA style tutorials), preferably assigned in the first semester of the course:

1. Introduction to University Libraries

2. KentLINK and OhioLINK

3. Basic Search Strategies

4.1-4.4. Searching Discovery@KentState (suite of 4 short tutorials)

5. Evaluating Information on the Web

6-9. MLA Style 8th Edition (4 tutorials) or 11-15 APA Style 6th edition (5 tutorials)

10. Librarians Can Help

(Note: The new 7th edition of APA comes out in October 2019. The tutorials will be updated to reflect any changes by Spring 2020.)

Recommended: A classroom session with a librarian to provide instruction tailored to the course assignment. Another option is to devote a session to student research and invite a librarian to provide point of need assistance. In person instruction may be a good option for the second semester of the course.

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Changes to Avoiding Plagiarism Offerings

Avoiding Plagiarism - Integrated Blackboard Learn Module

Please note that a much more comprehensive Plagiarism Module (which includes several videos, interactive lessons, and a quiz) has been developed by the University Libraries' Plagiarism School Team and is available for uploading directly into your Blackboard Learn course. This can be loaded separately from other library tutorials and quizzes.  You may load the package yourself from our Plagiarism Module tab or contact Tammy Voelker if you would like the library to load the Plagiarism Blackboard package into your course.