This guide is meant to serve any and all First Year Composition classes and it accompanies the student guide First year composition. As Librarians, we encourage you to use only those parts and tools in the student guide that are most appropriate for your assignments and students. We do not envision or suggest you try to cover everything in the student guide in any class.
Librarian consultations and class visits:
The First Year and Undergraduate Instruction Librarians welcome the opportunity to meet with your composition classes for research instruction, either in person or online (via Zoom). In a perfect world we would like to provide personalized instruction to each and every class, but our staff is limited and we cannot guarantee we can schedule every instructor who asks. If you can schedule a Librarian presentation early in the semester it increases the chances we can accommodate you. Please try to have at least two alternative dates to give us more flexibility.
Non mediated online research instruction assistance
If a visit from a Librarian to your class cannot be arranged or doesn't fit in your schedule, we have online options for you. These include the First Year Composition Library Guide and more. See the tab for "Online Research Instruction Options."
Focus on ESL ENG 107's and 108's
We would like to provide instruction to as many ENG 107 and ENG 108 classes as possible to help ESL students in particular complete the research assignments in your classes and prepare them for the rest of their time at ASU. We will try to make those classes a priority when asked for in person instruction.
A final note: scheduling your library session when students are ready to start their research and have topics in mind makes the session much more relevant and immediate.
The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.