Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Don't let this be you!

According to the latest Project Literacy Information Progress Report, the average college student lacks basic research skills.  An online survey polling 8,353 students from 25 college campuses discovered that 84 percent of students found that when it came to course-based research, getting started was their biggest challenge.  The three sources cited most often by students were course readings, search engines like Google, and scholarly research databases.  Only 30 percent asked a librarian for research help.  Read more about the study here.

Don't let this be you!  As you advance through high school and begin preparing for college you want to be polishing your research skills.  Take the time now to become comfortable with all of the resources the UHS library has to offer you.  You will be that much better prepared when you enter college.

Feel free to stop by the library anytime to schedule a library/research tutorial with Mrs. Fournier.  The time you take to become a savvy researcher now will save you loads of time, effort, and confusion in the future!