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Modeling Scholarly Inquiry: One Article at a Time
College and Undergraduate Libraries (2008)
  • Anne Marie H. Gruber, University of Northern Iowa
  • Mary Anne Knefel
  • Paul Waelchli
Librarians at the University of Dubuque, in collaboration with writing center staff, created a project that incorporates critical thinking, ethical inquiry, and information literacy into a beginning composition class. A team of faculty, librarians, and writing tutors lead student peer groups as they write a research paper using common journal articles in support of a single thesis. Because a recent campus-wide ethics initiative frames this assignment, students examine topics which may challenge their existing beliefs. This article describes how the team conceived, implemented, and evaluated this project.
  • Critical thinking,
  • information literacy,
  • composition,
  • peer learning,
  • first-year college students,
  • writing centers,
  • writing across the curriculum
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Citation Information
Anne Marie H. Gruber, Mary Anne Knefel and Paul Waelchli. "Modeling Scholarly Inquiry: One Article at a Time" College and Undergraduate Libraries Vol. 15 Iss. 1-2 (2008) p. 99 - 125
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