GEN103: Information Literacy

GEN103: Week 1 – Discussion 1

Week 1 – Discussion 1

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Information Literacy and You [WLO: 2] [CLO: 1]
Prepare.pngPrepare:Complete the SAILS Exam; take time to notice the topics covered and the questions asked.Read Module 1 in your course textbook and the article At Sea in a Deluge of Data from the Chronicle of Higher Education.Complete the APA Skill Check – In-Text Citation (Links to an external site.) and APA Skill Check – Creating References (Links to an external site.).
Reflect.pngReflect:Make a list of the different components of information literacy covered in the SAILS Exam and discussed in your textbook.Consider how each of these components affect your daily life and your chosen career.Pay particular attention to the information literacy skills that employers expect from their employees.
Write.pngWrite:Explain your understanding of information literacy. Choose three example concepts or skills from Module 1 of your course textbook and explain how these concepts illustrate your understanding. Be sure to cite your course textbook.Explain how these concepts apply to you as a college student. Why do students need to learn information literacy?Explain why these concepts apply to your personal or professional life and how you will apply them.Your initial post must be at least 350 words and address all of the prompt’s elements.You must cite and reference any sources that you use in your posts, including your textbook or any other sources of information that you use. Please refer to the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) and Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) for help with citing and referencing your sources.
Discuss.pngRespond to Peers:Review several of your peers’ posts and respond to at least three of them. You are required to post in the board on at least three days during the learning week.Your responses to your classmates must be substantive. Share ideas, explore differences, and think critically about your classmates’ posts. Bring in information from your textbook, classroom resources or other credible sources that you find to contribute to the discussion. You are invited to share relevant audio, video, or images in your responses. You must cite and reference any sources you use, even in your responses to your classmates. 

The grading rubric is based on 10 points, and the discussion is worth 5 % of your grade.

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