In fall 2014, five writing faculty taught Writing 10 sections with a focus on the research and writing processes. These sections were known as TRAIL sections – Teaching Research and Information Literacy.
To introduce students to the research process, librarians collaborated with the writing faculty to create activities and resources that would help students think like researchers. In this session, we will highlight two of those TRAIL activities in the hopes that other Writing faculty will find these useful for working with Writing 10 students.
Activity 1: How to Read a Scholarly Article
The goal of this activity is to introduce students to the structure of academic articles by identifying differences and similarities between popular and scholarly articles and finding strategies for understanding academic articles.
Activity 2: Developing Successful Research Questions
It can be challenging to move students from research topics to research questions of social significance. We will share a resource for exploring research topics with students.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 18th (8am).