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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.
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
Evaluating Information Tutorial
Tutorial and quiz created by ACC Library Services Information Literacy Team. Assign students to view the tutorial and take the quiz. It can be emailed or printed. The tutorial is very short but explains thoroughly how to evaluate information- a lifelong critical thinking skill.
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:
WebEval by EasyBib
This website evaluator is free from EasyBib and ImagineEasy/ResearchReady. It uses a guided question format for students to use as they learn to critically evaluate online information. You can have students use it and then print or email their results as an assignment or exercise.
CRAAP Test- Evaluating Information
From California State University, Chico - the CRAAP Test is a list of questions to help students learn to evaluate the information found on the web.
More Research Success Tutorials
Look at our entire suite of Research Success Tutorials.
My Students Need Help with Writing
What is available to help my students with writing?
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. There are some online tutoring options available.
- 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.
- Academic Coaching has both online and in-person help available.
What do I tell my students about these resources?
- These resources exist solely to help them with their writing assignments.
- These resources are free!
- Use them!