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First Year Writing: WRTG 1100, 1150, and 1250

Program for Writing and Rhetoric Information Literacy Instruction

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Student Guide

RIOT, research instruction online tutorial, is a core component of the Program for Writing and Rhetoric first-year writing course (WRTG 1100, 1150, 1250).


The tutorial’s objective is to enhance students’ information literacy and to:


  • Present research as an intellectual process connected to learning and inquiry

  • Anchor Information Literacy instruction in the first-year writing curriculum and assignments

  • Provide a conceptual overview of the research process as well as CU tool-based instruction

All classes complete the tutorial and visit the library for a librarian-led seminar.

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