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1) Written and Oral Communication

2) Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Reading Skills

3) Information Literacy

4) General Tips, Strategies, and Approaches for Teaching Basic Skills

5) Current Statewide Focus on Basic Skills Completion

Information Literacy

Information Literacy Defined: Students will be able to formulate strategies to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources - print and/or electronic.

Rubric for Measuring Information Literacy:

Determine the extent of the information needed:

College of Marin's Information Literacy Instruction

Access the needed information effectively and efficiently:

College of Marin's Database List and Introduction, College of Marin Library

Evaluate information and sources critically:

Using Graphic Organizers to Synthesize Research:

Researching a Scholarly Article (D. King)

Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose:

Summary of a Newspaper Article (R. Britton)

10 Ways to Support English Language Learning with The New York Times, The New York Times

Improve Your Spelling and Learn about the News, Listen and Write

A Panel Discussion Using Online Research in ESL 86 (R. Britton): Instructions_-_Panel.JPG Panel_Discussion.jpg
Introduction to Databases Using the CountryWatch Database in ESL 86:

Persuasive Research Essay Assignment for English 120

Understands the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding information use, and access and uses information ethically and legally:

Creating Bibliographies, Works Cited Pages, and In-Text Citations, College of Marin Library

Bibliography and Works Cited Pages Handout, College of Marin Library

Creating and Formatting Citations and Works Cited Pages, OWC link to YouTube

Tips for Conducting and Using Research, Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab)