A great starting point is to share your research assignments (including due date) with your library faculty liaison. Having advance notice about assignments helps us provide appropriate support when students have research questions. It also provides opportunities for conversations about crafting an effective and meaningful research assignment and/or learning activity.
On this page, find resources and tips for effective research assignments and/or learning activities.
What learning outcome(s) relate to the research process for the assignment?
Students may have little or no experience in doing college-level research. Providing a written assignment helps students understand the assignment and the expectations. It's also useful for librarians who may help your students with the research process.
Important Note: dedicate time in class to talk about the assignment so students can ask questions.
Testing your assignment can identify potential stumbling blocks to conducting research (e.g., source no longer available, not enough book copies for all students).
Please contact your UCBA librarian. We can offer options to help ensure student access to resources.
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