Across the Curriculum
Donna Sharpe - Assignment
Bellevue Community College
HD120 - Learning Strategies for Student Success
Critical Thinking and Information Literacy Assignment - Spring 1998
The library orientation is intended to familiarize you with the resources that are available in the BCC library. In addition, the goal is to acquaint you with the processes by which you can access those resources, both at BCC and at other libraries. In order to make the most of this orientation, you are being given an assignment to explore a particular topic and uncover several sources of actual information about that topic.
This assignment must be typed, you can use this sheet as a worksheet, but it will not be accepted as the finished assignment. Assignments will be graded on completeness, neatness and spelling.
1. Choose a topic associated with learning strategies that you might like to learn more about. Some examples might be memory, stress management, learning styles, test anxiety, time management, goal setting, etc. Specify the topic which you have chosen:
2. Find mention of your topic in one of the reference resources in the BCC library. Cite the source, using MLA format.
3. Find an article about your topic in a professional journal. Give the reference for this article, using the MLA format.
4. Read the article and describe what it is about (in other words, give a one to two paragraph summary of the article).
5. Find an article about your topic from a newspaper and provide the citation and a summary for that article.
6. Find an article from a popular magazine about your topic and provide the citation and summary for that article.
7. Using the OPAC find a book which concerns your topic. The book may be available at either the BCC, Edmonds, UW or King County Public Library. Give the title, author, publication date, publisher and call number for the book.
8. Find a site on the World Wide Web which addresses your topic. Cite the web address and give a summary of the article you found. Who is the author? What are his or her credentials? Who is the publisher of the website? When was the article posted or the page updated?
Updated August 25, 2003