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Rhetoric & Writing: First-Year Composition Program

This guide was developed for UTEP's Rhetoric and Writing First Year Composition program. This guide will help you navigate the Library resources for RWS 1301 and RWS 1302 for any level.

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Information Timeline

Narrow Your Topic

Research Question Breakdown AKA Search Strategy

Database Searching

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Getting Started

Information Timeline

Students will learn how information and sources develop over time.  This can help you understand what kind of sources are available for current topics.  Below you will find the activity with video.


download document Download the documents your librarian asks you to download. 

Hand clicking play buttonWatch the Video Tutorial.

Preparing to Research

Narrow Your Topic

Students can struggle to develop an advanced search to plug into a database.  This is why the Library has developed two activities that their librarian can guide students through to narrow their topic and then develop their keywords for an advanced search.  Below you will find those activities.


download document Download the documents your librarian asks you to download. 

Hand clicking play buttonWatch the Video Tutorial.


 

Research Question Breakdown

Research Question Breakdown

Students can struggle to develop an advanced search to plug into a database.  This is why the Library has developed two activities that their librarian can guide students through to narrow their topic and then develop their keywords for an advanced search.  Below you will find those activities.


download document Download the documents your librarian asks you to download. 

Hand clicking play buttonWatch the Video Tutorial.

Database Searching

Ready to begin finding information? The Database searching activity allows students to gain practice looking for information on some of the most popular databases. Follow along and practice looking for information on your topic. 

 

download document Download the documents your librarians asks you to download. 

Hand clicking play button Watch the Video Tutorial. 

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