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Description: This seminar focused on using evidence to build an argument, with several classroom activities and assignments designed to teach students how to find and evaluate information as they prepared for a debate at the end of the course on the question "Should Traditional System of Care (TSC) treatments be covered under health care reform?" The librarian worked with the faculty member to integrate two tutorials into the beginning of the course, All About Plagiarism and How to Read a Scientific Paper, with a quiz integrated into Blackboard for each tutorial. Students attended a library instruction session designed to support a Developing & Researching Your Argument activity that led students through the process of using background information to build an argument and then find credible evidence to support that argument. Students continued their research by creating an annotated bibliography that presented the evidence from both popular and scholarly sources that they would be using to support their argument in the debate. These two assignments are included in the download for this course. A course research guide supported all of the assignments.

Faculty: Rosa Schnyer
Created: Fall 2011


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