For the COM 110 / 110.01 course, Communication as Critical Inquiry, the library provides a variety of activities and assignments, a student course guide, and instructor resources.
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Activity 1: Finding Relevant Words to Enhance Your Research
This in-class activity helps students develop related words and synonyms for their speech topic and will help them start searching for information. This activity is completed before the Informative Speech.
Activity 2: I have a search results list, so now what?
This in-class activity helps students determine how relevant sources from the search results list are, and whether or not each source merits further consideration. Before the second speech of the semester; typically the group speech.
Activity 3: Critical Reflection Annotated Bibliography
This activity utilizes a series of questions to help students write a critical reflection on three of the sources they are using for their speech. This is not intended to be a traditional annotated bibliography.
Consult the course web guide for additional online help. You will find more information about:
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Supplemental content - Instructor Web Guide
This guide provides several videos and other content you can show in class to help students learn and develop their information seeking skills.