FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS (OR OTHERS) NEEDING INFORMATION LITERACY CREDIT FOR ENGLISH 111 and/or ENGLISH 200
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Exactly who must complete this tutorial?
A: Any transfer student who has received credit at another institution for English 111 or English 200 must take the tutorial(s).
Q: Why do I have to complete this tutorial?
A: As a part of the General Education curriculum, all Meredith College students are expected to be proficient in the area of library research and information literacy. Within both English 111 and English 200 at Meredith, all students participate in an information literacy component of the course which includes completion of the online tutorial, class sessions in the library, and a final research-related assignment. While transfer students have covered necessary English content in 111/200 at former institutions, they often have not covered the Meredith-specific library research material that is integral to understanding the basics of successful academic research. Therefore, completion of this online tutorial exposes transfer students to the fundamental information literacy concepts covered in English 111/200, and also ensures they will be prepared for more advanced concepts in their Information Literacy Thread course and beyond.
Q: When should I have this tutorial done by?
A: Transfer students must, at the latest, complete the tutorial before they take English 200 (if English 111 credit completed at another institution) or their Information Literacy Thread course (if both English 111 and English 200 credit completed at another institution). However, the earlier students have knowledge of these concepts, the easier research related assignments will be.
Q: Do I need to confirm with anyone once I have done it?
A: You do NOT need to confirm with anyone once you have completed the tutorial. When you complete the Information Literacy Quiz(zes) in Blackboard, your name will be recorded.
Q: Who should I contact if I have questions or problems?
A: Questions about this requirement or your records: Paul Winterhoff, Director of General Education
Questions about the tutorial or follow up, library related information: Susan McClintock, Reference Librarian