Blended approach to induction for pre-sessional students

By | June 11, 2019

This post comes from Jane Munks, the academic liaison librarian for the York Business School, which welcomes intakes of pre-sessional students. These are students who arrive in advance of their degrees starting, to build their knowledge of the English needed for study on an undergraduate course.

The input was designed for approx. 8 students and took place during their normal, timetabled class session. The aim was to help them understand the basics of using the library, but also introduce concepts such as referencing and avoiding plagiarism. They would get follow-ups once they started their degree, to get into the hows and whys of information search and evaluation. This was very much an introductory session. The online quizzes were very popular, and generally the class engaged well with all of the activities.

You can link to the online quizzes that were used from the presentation. There was one on library language, one on searching the library catalogue, and one on citing and referencing.

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