FRAMEWORK: INFORMATION CREATION AS A PROCESS
Lesson Objectives: Upon completion of information literacy instruction, students should be able to:
3a is pretty straightforward! The assessment question is a grid differentiating between types of materials. This is a helpful graphic:
This is about understanding what kinds of information different types of sources provide. It's a little bit source evaluation paired with understanding source types. A good way to present this might be to talk about their assignment, and then talk about what types of content might be the best to find what they need and the best places to find that content. Definitely take a look at the assessment - it will give you a good idea about what this SLO focuses on.
This is about the "good and bad" of peer review. Good in that it is solid info. Bad in that it can be nearly outdated by the time it's published!
BEAT (background, evidence, argument, and think) can help you determine a source's usefulness as you do research, by giving you things to focus on based on your research needs.
(Adapted from "BEAM", UC Merced Library)
Often you'll have to combine several sources to get the best information for your paper. You might use a government document to provide background information and a scholarly article that analyses a study on your topic.
PROTIP: Make sure your sources are actually on your topic and written at the appropriate level for your paper. (A middle school project you found on the web is NOT a good source for a college paper!)