First & Second Year Programs
By the end of their second year all Smith students will be able to:
determine the nature and extent of the information needed by
access needed information effectively and efficiently by
evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into her knowledge base and value system by
use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose individually or as a member of a group by
understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and access and use information ethically and legally by
Writing Intensive Students
On March 23, 2005 the Smith College faculty adopted language describing Smith College Writing Intensive classes to have (among others) the following objectives:
In order to achieve the objectives of a writing intensive class students who participate in completing an assignment stressing information literacy will be able to:
[Smith College Information Literacy Subcommittee Report, Revised May 2003; Revised 2004 by Smith College Libraries Information Literacy Team]
Research Skills for Students Quiz
Beginning Fall 2009 all entering first-year and Ada Comstock Scholars are required to complete the Research Skills Quiz which provides basic information on using library resources and on academic integrity. Students are automatically enrolled in a Moodle course (LIB 105: Research Skills for Students) where they can take the quiz. They must complete all questions correctly in order to complete their requirement. Correct answers and explanations are supplied when mistaken answers are submitted. Registration for Spring classes will be blocked until this requirement has been met.
This tutorial is NOT required. However it is recommended for those who want to learn more about academic integrity. This is a much harder quiz - can you score 100% and get a certificate?
How to Recognize Plagiarism