Category Archives: Assignments & Helpers

Describing Your Community

UPDATE: Moving this up to the top because your community description is important! It should clearly define your chosen community and utilize your research. Please share your description! Greetings all – I think it would be useful for the next  assignments for all of you to work on refining your description of your information community. […]

Getting Started with…Research Paper

The goal of the Research Paper  is to give you experience in writing a graduate-level research paper. This assignment satisfies the San José State University’s Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR), and also meets INFO 200’s student learning outcomes #2-#5. View a video about the assignment: Web Version Download the Slides Video Podcast Audio Podcast Getting […]

Reading List Update

Greetings all! @hana had a great question about our readings and resources list. I contacted our library liaisons. Here is what DeeAnn Tran shared: The full reading list is here. You can export a list using the menu option: Here is a PDF version of all of the course resources in Leganto for SP 2021: INFO200SP2021Readings […]

Research-Based vs Community-based – Thoughts?

A helpful comparison developed by a student in INFO 200 a few semesters ago that can guide you as you select your resources: A Research-based information source is: • Published by experts or academics • Intended for use by many different people (community members, academics, etc.) • One-way communication (from expert to reader) • Provides […]

Models! Models!

Hey all -I was thinking about your last two Blog Reports and all the connections made to information theories ands models. There were a few that were new to me! If you are inclined – and I think this will help everyone – please share a model or theory you cited in your work, discovered […]

APA Style for In-Text Citations

Greetings All, We have been getting a lot of questions from INFO 200 students on how to incorporate APA 7.0 style into blog posts and research papers… Here is a basic outline for better understanding the various types of “In-Text Citations” in both narrative and parenthetical formats: Type of Citation Narrative Format Parenthetical Format One […]