Teaching Information Literacy in English 1102: SAMLA 2010 Convention

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South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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SAMLA (the South Atlantic Modern Language Association) is the Southern regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association. For one of the English in the Two-Year College sessions at the 2010 Annual Convention, to be held November 5-7 at the Loews Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, presenters are invited to consider successful approaches to teaching students how to use the library to find both traditional and online sources, then how to assess the quality and determine the usefulness of those documents to their research projects. This topic addresses one of the greatest challenges of teaching students how to write a research paper in Freshman Composition (English 1102): developing their skills in locating, evaluating, and utilizing appropriate critical sources. Without proper guidance, most students erroneously believe an adequate bibliographic search consists of the first half-dozen items they pull up on the Internet. By May 15,2010, please send a one-page abstract and a short C.V. (including complete contact information) to Dr. Rosemary Cox, Georgia Perimeter College, at .