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Libraries at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Information Literacy Self-Guided Tutorial

The Rensselaer Libraries provides access to ProQuest's Research Companion - a self-guided tutorial of the entire research process. Create a free account to earn badges, keep track of your progress, and access pre- and post-video assessment questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Researchers will understand the importance of reflection even when it is not associated with a grade
  • Researchers will learn how to reflect on both their end product and their research process
  • Researchers will recognize that procrastination tends to be driven not by general laziness but by specific things that cause anxiety
  • Researchers will learn to use reflection to cut down on their mistakes and increase their personal satisfaction when doing scholarly research

Video Playlist Includes:

  • A time for reflection (2:28)
  • Reflecting on your end product (3:30)
  • Reflecting on your end product (cont.) (3:00)
  • Reflecting on your process (2:45)
  • Reflecting on your process (cont.) (2:59)
  • Making your argument your own (1:24)