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Research Assignments


Research assignments come in all shapes and sizes. They offer a great way to add active, inquiry-based, personalized, and reflective learning to your course curriculum, while helping students develop information literacy and critical thinking skills. Research assignments also encourage students to engage deeper with each discipline. 

This guide offers suggestions for developing research assignments, introducing students to the literature of the disciplines, breaking up and scaffolding assignments, encouraging reflection, and preparing students using information literacy tutorials. 

The libraries are happy to work with individual instructors and discipline groups to help develop research assignments and provide materials to prepare students. Contact your local campus librarians to chat about your research assignments.