Course Specific Research Support for ESOL 254: 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 Communication course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Evaluate inclusion of source material in presentations."

From the Course Content:

  • avoid plagiarism
  • consistently demonstrate an awareness of audience and purpose
  • distinguish between facts, opinions, and beliefs
  • distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information

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

  • Use e-mail or print feature from library databases
  • Understand the usefulness of books to introduce or summarize topics
  • Differentiate between books on shelf by classification number, and articles in full text through library databases

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ESOL 254

1. Select an interest area, or designated topic, to gather information sources about it

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

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Develop a search strategy for a particular topic

2. Skim result list to select relevant sources, based on concept as well as term-matching

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