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ERIC Number: EJ1077668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Standing Alone No More: Linking Research to a Writing Course in a Learning Community
Rapchak, Marcia; Cipr, Ava
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v15 n4 p661-675 Oct 2015
Collaborating with teaching faculty is a well-established method of making library instruction more meaningful and engaging to students, and learning communities provide an excellent opportunity to work closely with both teaching faculty and a cohort of students. A typical learning community brings students together around a similar discipline or theme. The students take some of the same courses and may live together on campus. At Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, the authors of this article, one a librarian and the other a writing instructor, worked together in a learning community to support students as they mastered research skills across two courses, an information literacy course and a first-year writing course. The results of this collaboration show improved achievement in student learning outcomes and increased retention of valuable research skills in writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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