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Scholarly Conversations

Jumping into research on a specific subject may feel overwhelming when faced with the vast amount of information that has been published on the subject. In this lesson, students will discover how research is like a conversation.

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Scholarly Conversations

Jumping into research on a specific subject may feel overwhelming when faced with the vast amount of information that has been published on the subject. In this lesson, students will discover how research is like a conversation that takes place between scholars in a field and will investigate ways they can become part of the conversation over time.

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Lesson created by Alice Anderson, Ashley Flinn, Julie Hartwell, Heather Healy, Geoff Iverson, Sara Kearns, Kate Otto, Ashley Stark, and Rachel Vukas in 2016.

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How to Use This Guide

This guide was developed by a team of library educators working together under the umbrella of the New Literacies Alliance. To use this guide, click the "Learning Module" link on the left-hand side of this page. Once you have done that, click/tap through the embedded link to the New Literacies Alliance's guide. Make sure to click/tap on the "Next" button to progress, and be sure to complete the assessment at the end. Good luck!