Effects Of Information Literacy Skills On Student Writing And Course Performance

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Xiaorong Shao, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: This study documents the information literacy skills of college freshmen at a mid-size comprehensive university. It also examines the association between students' information literacy skills and their writing abilities as well as their overall performance in a class. A major finding of the study is that information literacy skills were positively correlated with both student writing scores and final course grades. The findings of this study call for well-integrated library instruction programs and services to improve student information literacy skills.

Additional Information

Shao, X. and G. Purpur (2016). "Effects of Information Literacy Skills on Student Writing and Course Performance." The Journal of Academic Librarianship 42(6): 670-678. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2016.08.006. Publisher version of record available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0099133316301756
Language: English
Date: 2016
Information literacy skills, Writing skills, Course grades, Academic performance

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