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Freshman Information Skills Class: home

During fall trimester freshman mandatory study hall in the library, you will be introduced to important information skills that you will need at Bentley and in college.  We will work together for the first hour of each of your “long block” study halls throughout the first trimester.  All the work required in this study hall “class” will be reflected as weekly homework grades for your Modern History class. The work we do will all take place during class, there will be no homework!

Skills that will be covered include:

  • how to use both the physical and virtual Bentley library
  • computer use & computer etiquette at Bentley
  • types and formats of information sources
  • primary & secondary sources
  • popular & scholarly sources
  • how to search for and evaluate sources
  • the ethical use of information including learning about plagiarism
  • becoming a more expert "googler" 
  • taking notes

Week 8C

Week 8C

Read and and make a new NoodleTools note (in your “info skills” project) on the quote below.

  1. Put the quote in the “quotation box”
  2. Put your “translation” of the quote in the summary/paraphrase box
  3. Put your analysis that shows your understanding of the quote in the “my ideas” box.  This box is the same as writing a deep annotation. -- What is the context of this quote? Why is this quote important? How does this quote illuminate the deeper themes of Macbeth?  How does it help you to understand the play?


Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown

And put a barren scepter in my grip,

Thence to be wrenched with an unlineal hand,

No son of mine succeeding. If ’t be so,

For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind;

For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered...

(Act 3, Scene 1, lines 66-71)