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Information Literacy

ENG 111 Learning Objectives

These are the learning objectives for the first level of our Information Literacy program, taught jointly to ENG 111 students by instructors and librarians:

  • Choosing and narrowing a topic, identifying key concepts, and selecting keywords
  • Applying limiters, refining keywords based on findings, and using phrase searching
  • Understanding the roles that books, magazine/newspaper articles, and scholarly journal articles play in the information cycle
  • Finding and using reference sources for background info and keywords
  • Limiting search to books and e-books in the Meredith library collection
  • Understanding the distinction between abstract and full-text, and accessing the full text online
  • Applying assessment criteria (e.g. ABC test) to evaluate source quality
  • Reading sources to extract key points, synthesizing information from various sources, and drawing conclusions
  • Learning when to cite, how to paraphrase/summarize/quote, and how to use proper style
  • How to use a discovery tool and online reference databases

The overarching ACRL Frames for this level are  "Research as Inquiry"  and  "Information Creation as a Process."

ENG 111 IL Unit


The Information Literacy Tutorial, Level One is designed to accompany the classroom sessions.  Please be sure to read through the tutorial prior to taking the final test.


Grading information

The information literacy module will count for 5% of your English 111 grade.  See the Information Literacy unit in your ENG 111 course's Brightspace page for details on the components of this grade.