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LEAP Fall 2011, Prof. Ownby: Writing 1060

LEAP is a year-long learning community for entering University students. It consists of two three-credit-hour courses – one fall semester, one spring semester – taken with the same professor and classmates, allowing students to build community.

What is this?

A major focus of LEAP is to develop students’ familiarity and facility with the use of a research library. This involves developing research strategies, navigating computer databases, and observing the conventions of  responsible scholarship and source citation. To reflect this emphasis, we have incorporated a one-credit-hour, Credit/No Credit library course (Writing 1060: “Methods and Techniques of Library Research”) into the LEAP curriculum. A series of library sessions (five each semester) will occur throughout the year. These sessions will be held in Marriott Library during the regular class period and will replace the scheduled LEAP class. The library exercises assigned at these sessions will help you find the sources you’ll need for your presentation and will be worth one point towards the completion of your research project. Library exercises thus “count” in both the seminar and the Writing 1060 class. At the beginning of spring semester, you will have the option of buying an additional hour of credit (graded Credit/No Credit) to reflect this work. If you choose to do this, Writing 1060 will appear on your spring semester transcripts. In order to receive credit for this course, you will need to have earned 8 of the 10 points available for library work during the course of the year.

 

 

What is this?

WRITING 1060:

 A major focus of LEAP is to develop students’ familiarity and facility with the use of a research library. This involves developing research strategies, navigating computer databases, and observing the conventions of responsible scholarship and source citation. To reflect this emphasis, we have incorporated a one-credit-hour, Credit/No Credit library course (Writing 1060: “Methods and Techniques of Library Research”) into the LEAP curriculum. A series of library sessions (five each semester) will occur throughout the year. These sessions will be held in Marriott Library during the regular class period and will replace the scheduled LEAP class. The library exercises assigned at these sessions will help you find the sources you’ll need for your presentation and will be worth one point towards the completion of your research project. Library exercises thus “count” in both the seminar and the Writing 1060 class. At the beginning of spring semester, you will have the option of buying an additional hour of credit (graded Credit/No Credit) to reflect this work. If you choose to do this, Writing 1060 will appear on your spring semester transcripts. In order to receive credit for this course, you will need to have earned 8 of the 10 points available for library work during the course of the year.

Why bother?

Acquiring a credit for completing a course on effective library research can demonstrate to future employers that you know how to get the best information! Completing Writing 1060 also will help you research effectively in your future courses, undergraduate and graduate BUT it will prepare you for professional positions in your field!

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