Course Specific Research Support for ESOL 252: 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

Level 7 Academic Writing course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Competencies and Skills:

  • appropriately incorporate examples or the thoughts of others and provide source citation
  • avoid plagiarism
  • demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose
  • distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information
  • distinguish between facts and opinions

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

  • Develop a search strategy for a particular topic
  • Recognize bias, including their own
  • Navigate to useful search tools, including library sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ESOL 252

1. Identify and select relevant and readable sources on a topic

2. Analyze sources for indicators of point of view, purpose, and audience

3. Identify components for citing sources properly including authorship, title of item and title of what contains it, date, publisher.

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use web searching with limiters

2. Select a relevant database on stated topic

3. Compare types of sources to identify indicators of purpose, authorship, date and type of publication

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

ESOL 40 
ESOL 150     

Connecting to 

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

ESOL 254
ESOL 260


Information Seeking

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

ESOL 252
ESOL 262
ESOL 264
ESOL 265

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 ESOL SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Roberta Richards,  Librarian at the Southeast campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger