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Teaching Research to Upper-Level Students: Start

Guide Overview

Welcome to the Library's guide to teaching the research process to upper-level students! By the time they have finished the first year of college, most students have had some exposure to conducting college-level research. They have a sense of their research skills and - to an extent - gaps in those skills. This guide will help you expand their skills through a variety of approaches. While these approaches work for any course, you might find them especially useful for WRITD courses.

You might also want to consult our guide to teaching research to first-year students and our Teaching WRITL Courses guide. Both guides contain additional assignment ideas that can be adapted to different audiences. Student research skills vary from student to student, depending on their past experiences. Some may have a lot of familiarity conducting research in a particular field of study or method, but be unfamiliar with approaches in another field. Mix and match the resources on each guide.

This guide will put practical resources into your hands. If you have approaches or assignments you'd be willing to share, please let us know, either through your library liaison or contacting Julie Gilbert directly.  We recommend our general Faculty Resources guide for other questions you may have about the library.


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