New resource for teaching students how to find, read, and use the literature
The UK Higher Education Academy just published our second report in the series How to Succeed at University in GEES Disciplines: Enhancing your Information Literacy Skills. (GEES is Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.) I wrote this with coauthor Rich Waller at Keele University. Contents include finding and assessing scientific literature, critical reading, citing sources and avoiding plagiarism, and how to write a first-class essay. This report is the basis for the lectures I deliver in the first-year first-semester tutorials in our School.
This follows up from our first report How to Succeed at University in GEES Disciplines: Using Online Data for Independent Research.
Both reports are written for either student or instructor use. I hope you find them useful.