Course Specific Research Support for ESOL 260: 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 8 Academic Reading course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Assess students’ ability to integrate information from multiple outside sources/ research in a culminating activity (presentation, essay, report, etc.)"

From the Course Content:

" Analyze and examine the validity of sources"

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

  • Identify synonyms and related concepts
  • Navigate to library website
  • Identify information needs and access assistance from library staff

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for ESOL 260

1. Distinguish sources types based on the publication cycle and basic indicators of authority (author, title, publisher/provider)

2. Extend from personal schema to searchable topic

3. Identify information sources outside of personal frame of reference

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Use simple topic search in online catalog and examine types of sources in result list

2. Revise topic area to topic statement through process of identifying concepts in published sources

3. Select relevant sources based on related concepts

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