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Robust Assignments

Robust information-based research assignments can help students engage more deeply in the research process. 


Librarians can help re-think research assignments so that they require students to do more than find and cite sources.

Backward Design Model

The following model can help you and your librarian design effective assignments that address your learning goals and engage students directly in the activities required to meet those goals.

Further Resources

Contact your Subject Librarian for help designing library research assignments and related instructional activities.

Subject Guide

Kacy Lundstrom