Source Publication

Reference & User Services Quarterly

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2014

Abstract

Researchers developed an information evaluation activity used in one-shot library instruction for English composition classes. The activity guided students through evaluation using the “Five Ws” method of inquiry (who, what, when, etc.). A summative assessment determined student recall and application of the method. Findings, consistent over two semesters, include that 66.0 percent of students applied or recalled at least one of the Five Ws, and 20.8 percent of students applied or recalled more than one of its six criteria. Instructors were also surveyed, with 100 percent finding value in the method and 83.3 percent using or planning to use it in their own teaching.

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