Balancing Theory and Practice: Using the ACRL Framework to Teach “How Academic Research Works”

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The ACLR Information Literacy Framework condenses the research process into simple threshold concepts. This poster offers straightforward, classroom-tested advice on introducing these concepts to an academic audience. These strategies are approrpriate for high-level undergraduates, participants in honors programs, and those interested in graduate school.

In Fall 2015, East Tennessee State University began a comprehensive workshop series providing graduate-level research support. Directly based on the Framework, the first offering, "How Academic Research Works" , is a high-level overview of the scholarly research process. While student reaction was positive, the Framework concepts are not what the new graduate student needs most.


Radford, VA

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