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Faculty Teaching Toolbox: Research and Writing Help for Students

The Faculty Teaching Toolbox is a resource for faculty and staff that provides an introduction to some of the many instructional support services offered by Austin Community College.

I need brief, just-in-time tutorials to support research and writing SLOs

What is it?

Find brief tutorials to support a variety of discipline neutral Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) popular in research and writing from across the curriculum. Each is available online so that faculty may add them to their course, syllabus and assignments to support students outside the classroom and support their success as their need arises.

Where do I find it?

Assembled here is a list of tutorials for ease of access. Do you know of a discipline neutral short tutorial that is not listed here yet? Let us know, and whenever possible, we will add it!

How do I access it?

The growing list of tutorials is included here by the main learning outcomes presented. Follow the link to review the tutorial's content:

How do I use it?

Developed by various ACC departments, these tutorials may be added to your course, syllabus, and assignments at the point where your student might struggle with understanding how to accomplish the next logical step in their learning process.

Place the link to the tutorial adjacent to the assignment description with instructions from you such as, "Not certain how to begin? View this brief, interactive tutorial to discover your next steps by clicking on this link. Complete the short quiz at the end, printing and turning in the results page to earn extra credit on your final assignment grade."

My Students Need Help with Research

What is available to help my students with research?

How do my students access the library?

How do my students use the library?

What do I tell my students about the library?

  • Remind students that the library offers high-quality resources and  databases to support their research;
  • Remind students that online resources are available 24/7 from anywhere;
  • Students need to know that it is not remedial to request help from a librarian- it is an important part of the research process.

My Students Need Help Evaluating Information

What is it?

Students are inundated with too much information. Tools are needed to teach students how to sort through the madness and do quality research.

How do I access it?

These useful links are available for students to learn to critically evaluate information they find on the web.

How do I use it and what should I tell my students?

Hover over each link to learn how to use them and what to tell your students about them:

My Students Need Help with Writing

What is available to help my students with writing?

How do my students access these resources?

How do my students use these resources?

  • At the Learning Labs, they can drop in for tutoring in a specific subject or reserve a study room for group work.
  • The Developmental Writing Department hosts writing workshops, provides links to online resources, and has an online tutorial to help your students with their writing skills.
  • ACC's Bridge Programs are non-credit, short-term math, reading and writing skills courses and workshops intended to assist recent high school and GED graduates and your current students with skill deficiencies. Workshops are also available to cover developmental reading and writing skills.
  • The Advising & Counseling office provides access to several online college success workshops, which cover such topics as developing critical reading skills, developing effective paragraphs, and writing effective thesis statements.

What do I tell my students about these resources?

  • These resources exist solely to help them with their writing assignments.
  • These resoures are free!
  • Use them!

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