First Year Writing Instructor Guide

Articles for Popular/Scholarly Activity

Open the two articles below and think about how they are similar and how they're different. The goal is not to read the two articles in their entirety--it is to examine the characteristics of each article.

Popular and Scholarly Sources Worksheet

Tutorial: How Information is Created

Screenshot of How Information is Created tutorialHow Information is Created explores common information sources, considering their identifying features as well as their intended purpose and audience. You'll learn to identify how different sources present information and where to expect each source on the information creation timeline.

First Year Experience & Children's Literature Librarian

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Sarah Fabian
I am on sabbatical for the 2023-2024 academic year. Please contact Bob Stevens ( for questions related to Children's Literature and Suzanne Gray ( for questions related to First Year Writing.