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Welcome HILs!

ENGL 1301 is an interesting class especially for instruction librarians. Although there is a standardized syllabus for ENGL 1301, each professor approaches the content and assignments very differently. What that means for us is that we often have to do a lot of customizing of our content to the needs of the assignment and the individual instructor. 


  • Students must choose a book, movie, or other pop culture product and then come up with criteria to evaluate it
  • Environmental Issues
  • Investigate a problem in Austin and come up with a solution.

It helps to have a collection of activities or handouts that you can adapt to any situation. For example, the CRAAP test for evaluating information can be adapted with examples for any subject, and UT has an excellent Topic/Keyword worksheet for discussions on brainstorming topics and translating them into searches.

If you have any questions about pedagogy design for ENGL 1301, please don't hesitate to contact your mentor.

Getting Started

There are several types of information available to English students through the ACC libraries, both in print form and electronically. The tabs along the top of the page provide details on the different types of resources listed below:


You can find a good selection of literature and literary criticism in our book collection. A book can provide detailed background and in-depth historical information about any given topic.

Reference Books

This covers encyclopedias, atlases, and other resources that are referred to for specific information. Go to these for definitions, shorter explanations, historical and biographical sketches.


Articles from journals, magazines, and major newspapers are the primary source for recent reviews and literary criticism on recently published works. ACC databases can help connect you to these articles.

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