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Information Literacy: Scholarship as Conversation

Framework Defined

Scholarship as Conversation

  • What groundwork have experts already developed?
  • How has this scholarship changed over time?
  • How are you part of the scholarly process?


New Literacies Alliance Citations

Citations are more than just a formality that protects against plagiarism. They allow individuals to participate in a scholarly conversation that is taking place among researchers in a specific field. In this lesson, students will explore types of citations and how citations can be used in academic writing.

Scholarly Conversations

New Literacies Alliance Scholarly conversations

Jumping into research on a specific subject may feel overwhelming when faced with the vast amount of information that has been published on the subject. In this lesson, students will discover how research is like a conversation that takes place between scholars in a field and will investigate ways they can become part of the conversation over time.