Course Specific Research Support for WR 227Z: 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

Technical Writing course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Course Content:


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

  • Understand topic development, including using synonyms, related concepts, and encompassing concepts
  • Ability to identify categories or experts for various topics
  • Ability to differentiate unmediated, crowd-sourced information sources from mediated, edited and published sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for WR 227

1. Use Library databases and scholarly internet sources to locate primary sources. 

2. Determine intended audience of sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Devise search strategy to locate professional, technical, and scholarly sources

2. Identify purpose and relevance peer-reviewed, technical, industry specific, general interest sources, including both mediated or unmediated

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

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


WR 90

Information Seeking

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

WR 115

Literacy Skills

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


WR 121Z


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.

WR 122Z
WR 122HZ
WR 227Z
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.

WR 123
WR 222
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.


Writing courses with outcomes related to research and information seeking

Librarian Liaison to the Writing SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Alan Cordle,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

Librarian subject collectors for: Writing

Campus Librarians, supporting Writing-related subjects research

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger