2 is a research component offered with ENG200, Texts and Contexts. It is the
second part of Meredith's three-tiered information literacy requirement. (The
first accompanies ENG111; the third is an IL thread course in your major.) Information
Literacy 2 includes an online tutorial, a class session with a reference librarian,
and several hands-on activities. The activities will support your research in
ENG200 and the
library component are designed with the following ideas in mind:
- Although some
stories, poems and plays make sense on their own, others need further explanation
of their language, time and place, cultural background, or author's life.
This additional information is called context.
information can be found in various types of sources, ranging from books to
journal articles to the Internet. Some sources are more useful than others
for academic work.
- Different types
of sources are often organized differently, but you can learn to understand
the organizational logic of each source.
- The facts and
ideas you uncover in your research will make your reading more fruitful and
- The strategies
you practice in this course will serve you in other Meredith courses and in
The tutorial consists
of four parts. Links are on the left side of this screen.