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Summoning the Experts to Testify: a Role-Playing Library Activity to Improve Credibility of Cited Sources in Student Essays
Ron Rooth, Cape Breton UniversityFollow
22-5-2014 1:15 PM
22-5-2014 2:15 PM
Based on a scene in an episode of TV's Law & Order, I present an information literacy workshop that foregrounds the legalistic context of university essay-writing by drawing out 17th Century definitions of 'to cite' as 'to summon a witness to testify in a court of justice. Students act as researchers in a law firm putting together a bibliography of citations and peer-evaluating them with a rubric. The 'cases' are their essay topics.
Since July 09, 2014
Information Literacy Commons
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