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Freshman English 121 Library Instruction

Key Ideas

students who are familiar with a topic
    and its vocabulary demonstrate:

• greater ability to develop successful
    initial search strategies

• greater success in adjusting search tactics
    based on results of prior searches

• enhanced ability to choose the best
    sources from lists of search results

• when you use a reference source, it’s like
    getting a research roadmap from an
    expert on the topic

Da Vinci Mind Map

Module One: Concept #1 Develop a Mental Model of the Topic