INFORMATION LITERACY. MEV040/MEV100S 2011. DEFINITIONS. “The ability to access, evaluate, organise, and use information from a variety of sources.” (Humes, n.d.). DEFINITIONS….
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“The ability to access, evaluate, organise, and use information from a variety of sources.”
“ Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.”
"To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate and use effectively the needed information" (American Library Association, 1989)
3. identify potential sources of information
4. develop successful search strategies
5. access sources of information, including computer-based and other technologies
6. evaluate information
7. organise information
8. integrate new information into an existing body of knowledge
9. use information in critical thinking and problem solving
“Increasingly, engineering practitioners and managers need to know how to respond to challenges of integrating environmentally conscious technologies, techniques, strategies, and objectives into their daily work” (Kutz, 2007).
In no more than one typed page (about 500 words), excluding illustrations if you use any, discuss to what extent you believe this to be true and give some reasons why. Please use examples in your discussion, based on what you have researched.
What must I do?
Where can I find the information I need? Which are the best possible sources? Which databases are the best choices?
Which types of sources will best help me solve my information problem? Which sources do I already have?
Do I need help to find the resources or to make sure I haven't overlooked any critical sources?
What is plagiarism?
(Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
What students do:
Reasons for Intentional plagiarism:
1. LANGUAGE USE
2. LACK OF PROOFREADING
3. PARAGRAPHS ARE NOT LOGICALLY LINKED
4. LACK OF ADEQUATE VOCABULARY
6. PLAGIARISM VS PARAPHRASING
7. Insufficient sources of information used and/consulted
9. Final presentation unprofessional
It is important for Environmental Engineering students to write well (Ziegler, 2011).
Omar, I. 2011. Environmental Engineering at CPUT. Essex: Smurf Publishing.
Woods, R. and Felder, R. 2000. Chemical Reactions. Cape Town: Peacock.
Ziegler, R. 2011. The Joys of Writing. Durban: Wishful Publishers.