noun, A painful form of torture utilized by the educational field originating from dead Greek people.
verb, A painful action that requires the communication of useless information on useless subjects.
Definition #2: Research Paper
noun, A pointless exercise used by teachers in the process of torture known as research (see definition #1). This exercise requires students to gather pointless information and organize this information in writing.
Definition #3: Library
1. noun, Place of dust and cobwebs where good-times go to die.
2. noun, outmoded storage system for pre-Internet forms of information—made obsolete by the Information age.
Definition #4: Information
noun, Knowledge handed down from a benevolent and omnipotent higher-power in the universe. This higher-power creates the holy script known as PRINT.
Objectives 1. Written communication skills 2. Information literacy
Actions, Students learn to 1. write clear, well-organized college level prose 2. focus related ideas into a pair of manageable and meaningful theses 3. evaluate their information needs, making appropriate choices to satisfy their needs 4. use a variety of information gathering tools to locate information to support each of the essays 5. support each thesis with well chosen, effectively framed, accurately represented, and properly documented materials from a variety of academic and professional sources
Essay #3, Duties of chosen job Sources: of two required, one must be either a book or an article from a journal or other periodical; one source may be a reliable web site.
Essay #4, Skills to succeed in chosen job Sources: of four required, one must be a book, one must be an article from a journal or other periodical,and no more than one may be a reliable web site. Sources may be re-used from essay #3.
Prepare students for a future as information users