Course Learning Outcome: Develop ability to synthesize and express complex ideas; Demonstrate information literacy and be able to work with evidence
Goal: Equip students with strategies for understanding both scholarly and non-scholarly texts
Specifically, students will be able to
Carr, Nicholas. "Is Google making us stupid?." Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education 107, no. 2 (2008): 89-94.
Manjoo, Farhad. "You Won't Finish This Article: Why people online don't read to the end." Slate (June 6, 2013).
Nicholas Carr, the author of “Is Google Making Us Stupid” makes the following statement in his article: “Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.” When it comes to reading for information (as opposed to reading a novel or magazine just for fun), do you see yourself more as a scuba diver or a guy on a jet ski? Why?
Activity adapted from Cunningham, April and Hannon, Richard (2013) "Reinforcing College Reading Strategies in the Library Classroom," LOEX Quarterly: Vol. 40: Iss. 1, Article 4.