Course Specific Research Support for ABE 0784: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Fundamentals of Writing course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Listen and follow directions in a sequential way
  • Wait for turn to ask a question
  • Recognize distractions which inhibit learning
  • Outline a single topic area
  • Identify personal student account number

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ABE 0784

  1. Understand that the library is a place to connect to the college
  2. Improve studentship, using time management and task focus to learn fundamental searching skills
  3. Recognize difference between books and articles in online catalog result list

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

  1. Recognize the librarians as connectors to college services and information sources
  2. Navigate to online catalog  for simple topic search
  3. List indicators for differences between books and articles

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

ABE New Directions

Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.




Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Developmental Education SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

Adult Basic Education courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian subject collectors for: Reading

Campus Librarians, supporting Reading Classes:



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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger