Scholarship as Conversation

Revelatory Reading: Understanding, Critiquing and Unveiling Religious News Stories

These slides accompany the book chapter “Revelatory Reading: Understanding, Critiquing and Unveiling Religious News Stories” from Teaching About Fake News published by ACRL.

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Sound Science or Fake News? Evaluating and Interpreting Scientific Sources

These slides are designed to accompany Chapter 16: "Sound Science or Fake News?: Evaluating and Interpreting Scientific Sources Using the ACRL Framework" by Anna Mary Williford and Charlotte Ford, from the ACRL book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences.
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Tutoring Scenarios: How Would You Respond?

These slides are designed to accompany "Countering Fake News with Collaborative Learning: Engaging Writing Center Tutors in Information Literacy Instruction, a chapter in the ACRL book Teaching About Fake News. 

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Tracing the Scholarly Conversation

This assignment or activity is intended to help students learn how to trace the scholarly conversation on a topic, using references and cited by tools to find previous and more recent works related to a specific source.

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Integrating Citations

Looking to vary the ways in which you cite your sources? Here are several ideas for integrating citations with sophistication and efficiency!Now that you've done your research, it's time to cite your sources. We sampled several academic papers to show you a variety of ways you can integrate your sources into your own writing. In these examples, we followed the APA style guidelines. Use these strategies to diversify your writing and show your readers how your sources contributed to your work!

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Research Abstracts

Are you applying to present your research project at a conference or submitting it for publication? If yes, you will most likely have to submit a research abstract. Here's a quick introduction that will teach you all about abstracts.Navigate through the module below to learn...What is a research abstract?How to write an effective abstractThe difference between an ineffective and effective abstractYou can also view sample abstracts for your particular field of study and explore the various components of an abstract.

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Find and Use Review Articles

Looking for an efficient way to get an overview of a body of research on your topic? A review article is a great place to start.A review article provides an analysis of the state of research on a set of related research questions. Review articles often:summarize key research findings;reference must-read articles;describe current areas of agreement as well as controversies and debates;point out gaps in knowledge and unanswered questions;suggest directions for future research.

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Deconstructing the Elevator Speech

You've spent weeks, months, and maybe even years working on a research project. You know why this project is important and what your next steps will be, but are you prepared to explain all of that to the next person who asks you about your research? You should take some time now and create an elevator speech to pitch in these situations.

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