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Using the Framework in How to Read workshops

Erin Weber is information literacy librarian at University of Tennessee-Martin

“In fall 2019, I hosted seven library workshops titled “How to Read Your Textbook” at the University of Tennessee-Martin, in which I provided students with broad techniques and specific tips to improve their reading comprehension. In addition to information literacy skills, several of the frames in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education apply to reading skills as well.4

In each workshop, students learned about four suggested reading strategies: break it down, write it out, say it out loud, and connect it to your life. We discussed various ways to implement each of these reading strategies, and I encouraged students to share their own reading strategies with each other. These four strategies are neither new nor groundbreaking for those of us familiar with scholarly work, but many students have never heard these strategies explicitly stated. Librarians provide a roadmap for students unfamiliar with the complexities of research, information creation, academia, library jargon, and literacy.”


Posted on: July 15, 2021, 6:30 am Category: Uncategorized

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