• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
ENG 101 Choosing a Topic
 

ENG 101 Choosing a Topic

on

  • 619 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
619
Views on SlideShare
619
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    ENG 101 Choosing a Topic ENG 101 Choosing a Topic Presentation Transcript

    • ENG 102Session 1:Introduction
      Danielle Carlock
    • TODAY’S OBJECTIVES
      • By the end of today’s session you will be able to:
      • Utilize the various services & materials available in the library
      • Consult background sources to help in choosing & refining a topic
    • Announcing theScottsdale Community College LibraryResearch Award
      Prizes for the best research paper/project by a current SCC student:
      1st place $300
      2nd place $200
      3rd place $100
      Submissions can be from courses taken during Summer 09, Fall 09, and Spring 10. Submission forms will be available starting October 21st. Submissions are due by 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2010. More information including information about past winners is available at: http://library.scottsdalecc.edu/researchaward
    • Feelings about library research
      On your note card write down one word that describes how your last experience using the library was.
      Then write why you feel that way.
      Write one question you have about the library.
      Don’t put your name on the card. Pass them in.
    • Get ready to Click
      Some slides will give you a chance to answer a question with your ResponseCard (“clicker”)
      Use only buttons 1/A through 0/J
      Press a button once; the display on your clicker will show your choice
      You can press a different button to change your answer as long as “polling: open” is displayed
    • Is this your first semester at SCC?
      Yes
      No
    • Have you ever had a library instruction session here or somewhere else?
      Yes
      No
    • Which of the following services does the library NOT provide?
      Printing & copying
      Wireless internet
      Research assistance
      Tutoring
      Laptop checkouts
      Group study rooms
    • Which of the following does the library NOT provide access to?
      All textbooks
      Electronic books
      Online journal articles
      Movies
    • If you need research help from a librarian you can
      Call the library
      Use chat
      Come to the reference desk
      Any of the above
    • In a college library, how are books arranged on the shelf?
      Alphabetically by author name
      Alphabetically by title
      By subject
      By size
    • Which tool is used to find books a library owns?
      Google
      Periodical database
      Catalog
      None of the above
    • TOPIC SELECTION
      Choose a topic you are truly interested in! (within the parameters of the assignment)
      Make sure you are neither
      Too broad
      Too narrow
    • Topic: Nuclear power. Is it…
      Too broad
      Too narrow
      Just right
    • Topic: The use of tasers by police to apprehend suspects. Is it…
      Too broad
      Too narrow
      Just right
    • Topic: What is the effect of cigarette advertising on anorexic teenage girls? Is it..
      Too broad
      Too narrow
      Just right
    • STRATEGIES FOR CHOOSING A TOPIC
      Brainstorm about what interests you
      Get ideas for topics from:
      CQ Researcher & Opposing Viewpoints
      Specialized encyclopedias
      Reputable websites
    • CQ RESEARCHER & OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
      CQ Researcher-comprehensive, balanced reports on a variety of controversial or current topics/issues
      Opposing Viewpoints-articles & essays on a variety of controversial or current topics
      Use both to get ideas for topics
    • Off Campus Login
    • SPECIALIZED ENCYCLOPEDIAS
      Good place to start if you don’t know very much about a topic.
      http://tinyurl.com/ydueqo7
    • REPUTABLE WEBSITES
      What makes a website reputable or trusthworthy?
    • EVALUATING WEBSITES
    • IS WIKIPEDIA REPUTABLE?
    • ADVANCED GOOGLE SEARCHING
    • OTHER RESOURCES FOR TOPIC SELECTION
      http://library.weber.edu/ref/guides/howto/topicselection.cfm
      http://www.pcc.edu/library/research/how_select_topic.html
      http://www.stonybrook.edu/library/tutorial/mod1/index.shtml