Do your students struggle with citing and using sources appropriately? This fall semester, the Library and Writing Center partnered to offer a two-part in-class workshop series on plagiarism and citing for students in ESL Writing V courses. In the first workshop, we discussed academic honesty, plagiarism, and ways to use sources in your writing. The second workshop covered creating in-text citations and a Works Cited list. Both workshops included an introduction to the topic from librarians and Writing Center staff along with hands-on practice activities to reinforce learning.

100% of the faculty who responded to a post-workshop survey strongly agreed that the workshops would contribute to student success in the course. Some of the comments received:

  • “Energetic, enthusiastic presenters.”
  • “The most effective part of the workshop was the worksheet activity. It brought up good questions from the students and required them to interact with the content being presented.”
  • “I definitely want to have this workshop presented next semester.”

Are you interested in finding out how the Library and Writing Center can partner with you to design learning experiences that meet the citing or other research needs your students have? Contact Jennifer Lau-Bond (jlaubond@harpercollege.edu) from the Library or Jim Vitullo (jvitullo@harpercollege.edu) from the Writing Center.