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The journey from topic to thesis

Posted by beckiejean on March 8, 2011 in instruction, online, prezi, res104 |

Alternatively titled: So I have a topic….now what?-Step by step guide to the research process This prezi was originally developed to help students through the messy process we call research. This guide allows students to follow someone through the process of picking a vague topic, narrowing it to a research question, using online encyclopedias for […]

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Asking Research Questions

Posted by beckiejean on March 8, 2011 in instruction, online, prezi, res104 |

Alternatively titled: There are no stupid questions…or are there?-What’s a good research question and how to get one Developed for our online Introduction to Research Writing (RES104), this prezi introduces the concept of a research question, why they are important, how to create one. It provides examples as well as asks the student to attempt […]

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Research process timeline

Posted by beckiejean on March 8, 2011 in instruction, online, prezi, res104 |

Alternately titled: Wait…what are we doing again??-A big picture timeline of the pieces of the research process First developed for an online section of our Introduction to Research Writing (RES104), this prezi has been integrated into our traditional face-to-face class as well. It walks students through the research process from topic selection all the way […]

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Improving student work: ILA-ACRL Spring 2010 Presentation

Posted by beckiejean on March 7, 2011 in history, instruction, presentation, prezi, sociology |

Originally presented at the Iowa Library Association-ACRL annual conference (Spring 2010) Abstract: Librarians often assist with the research portion of an assignment. However, they rarely have a hand in the final product despite ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standard 4 dedicated entirely to effective application of information.  In this presentation, we will discuss how a bit […]

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