At the Intersection: Librarianship, Writing Studies, and Sources as Topoi

Veach, Grace
February 2012
Journal of Literacy & Technology;Feb2012, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p102
Academic Journal
Information literacy struggles to find its disciplinary home. Two disciplines that have laid a strong claim to it are librarianship and writing studies. While both are doing strong research, they both admit that by and large, students in introductory composition classes are not embracing the concept. The article suggests that by reinforcing the metaphors, already present in both disciplines, of sources as place, students might be convinced to take a more rhetorical, thus more comprehending, view of integrating their sources into their writing.


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