|week 1||--Begin seeking a topic for your research paper.|
-Take the pre-test
-Introductions on WebCT bulletin board.
-Review the syllabus; ask questions
-Read all sections of Research 1, 2, and 3||-Thinking: Intro to Information--What is it and why study it?
-Read all sections of Thinking 1, 2, and 3|
|week 2||-Choose a topic.||
-Read all sections of Research 4||-Thinking: Decision making 1 of 2|
|week 3||-Do some research||
-Read all sections of Research 5 and 6||-Thinking: Decision making 2 of 2|
|week 4||-Narrow your topic more. Finalize it!||
-Read all sections of Research 7||-Dealing with Information; Evaluation of Information|
|week 5||-Research, reading, notes.||
-Read all sections of Research 8.1 through 8.4||-Scientific Method--analysis; Critical Thinking 1 of 3|
|week 6||-Research, reading, notes.||
-Read all sections of Research 8.5 through 8.8||-Critical Thinking 2 of 3.|
|week 7||-Research, reading, notes.||
-Read all sections of Research 8.9 through 8.12||-Critical Thinking 3 of 3.|
|week 8||-Research, reading, notes.||
-Read all sections of Research 9|
-Read all sections of Research 10 through 10.2
|-The 7 Levels of Change|
|week 9||-Attempt first outline of topic.||
-Read all sections of Research 10.3 through 10.4||-Systems Thinking 1 of 2|
|week 10||-Research, reading, notes.||
-Read all sections of Research 11 through 11.3||-Systems Thinking 2 of 2|
|week 11||-Revise outline. Write draft #1.||
-Read all sections of Research 11.4||Thinking Outside the Box -- Innovation.|
|week 12||-Research, reading, notes.||
-Read all sections of Research 11.5||-Synthesizing Ideas and Information.|
|week 13||-Revise outline. Write draft #2.||
-Read all sections of Research 11.6||-Editing papers for clarity and style.|
|week 14||-Go over you material. THINK! Write final draft.||-Spend the time on your paper.||-Thinking in Groups.|
|week 15||-Turn in final draft in perfect typed form.|
|-Thinking: Intro to Information--What is it and why study it?|
-Research: Basic skills needed for this course; the research process; the research paper
|Due Week 2|
|-Thinking: Decision making 1 of 2|
-Research: Recording information: MLA style
|Due Week 3|
|-Thinking: Decision making 2 of 2|
-Research: MLA continued; Introduction to finding information and libraries; communicating information
|Due Week 4|
|-Thinking: Dealing with Information; Evaluation of Information|
-Research: Intro to libraries continued--The Value of Knowing the Library; History of books; History of libraries; Purpose of libraries; Types of libraries; Library humor; Introduction to the PAC and ACCD libraries.
|Due Week 5|
|-Thinking: Evaluation of Information|
-Research: Library terminology, search strategies, types of information.
|Due Week 6|
|-Thinking: Scientific Method--analysis; Critical Thinking 1 of 3|
-Research: Academic disciplines and fields of study; How to ask a question. Classification systems and catalogs.
|Due Week 7|
|-Thinking: Critical Thinking 2 of 3|
-Research: Intro to reference materials. Encyclopedias, general and specialized. Intro to indexes.
|Due Week 8|
|-Thinking: Critical Thinking 3 of 3|
-Research: Print indexes, periodical indexes, specialized indexes, computerized indexes and CD-ROMS. Indexes to composite works and anthologies.
|Due Week 9|
|-Thinking: 7 Levels of Change|
-Research: Indexes to newspapers in various formats, bibliographies, dictionaries.
|Due Week 10|
|-Thinking: Systems Thinking|
-Research: Yearbooks, manuals, biographical sources, geographical sources.
|Due Week 11|
|-Thinking: Thinking Outside the Box|
-Research: Almanacs and Directories, government documents.
|Due Week 12|
-Research: Subject reference sources: Social Sciences, Humanities, Literature and Poetry, Math and the Sciences.
|Due Week 13|
|-Thinking: Thinking in Groups|
-Research: Information online: the Internet, the Web, email, listservs, chat, interactive databases, Telnet, Gophers, more.
|Due Week 14|
|-Dead Week... |
-Thinking: Editing the paper for clarity
-Research: Copyright issues, ethics, other sources of information, tips and tricks.
|Due Week 15|
|-Final Exam||Due Week 16|
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