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ENGL 1101/1102 Instructor Guide: Research Skills Toolkit  

Last Updated: Aug 3, 2016 URL: Print Guide

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How to use this toolkit

You can think of this toolkit as a sort of "self-service" station for instructional materials.

We have created and adapted exercises to align with learning outcomes established for ENGL 1101 and 1102. You can choose to use materials we've suggested for certain courses, or you can pick and choose exercises from a different course that may fit your needs better. We have tried to design our curriculum so that 1101 will help prepare students for the content of 1102, and likewise that 1102 will build off of the exercises used in 1101. We are also happy to grade these assignments (with advanced notice).

You'll also find some video tutorials that might be of use to your students, including one that will walk students through the process of getting their PIN and GALILEO password so they can access online library resources off-campus.

In addition to the exercises we've designed, we can also create a research guide tailored specifically to your class or research assignment. Visit the "Sample Class Research Guide" tab to see what one of these guides might look like. If you'd like a guide for your class, give us at least a week's notice.

We have a separate library assessment that is meant to be used in-house to continually re-assess our program. Please ask your students to take this assessment after you've used our materials. There is a link to this assessment at the top of this guide and also in the page for each specific class. We are happy to share the results of the assessment with you at the end of each semester if you'd like.

For more detailed information on this guide and other services available for first year writing instructors from the library, visit


Request a Consultation

If you'd like to meet with a librarian to customize the exercises contained in this toolkit, create a research guide for your course, or choose Research Ready Modules to assign to your students, please fill out this form: Consultation Request Form



These materials are a part of a new library instruction curriculum for first year and other introductory courses here at UWG, starting fall 2013. Among other things, this approach is informed by a method of "teaching the teacher" in freshman "signature" courses at the University of Texas at Austin as well as a new program for freshman composition courses at the University of Utah.

UWG exercises used in this toolkit are under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike license Creative Commons

UT-Austin exercises used in this toolkit are under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike license Creative Commons



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