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This first-year seminar will explore the interdisciplinary relationship between creative writing and psychology, specifically how the writer’s psychology, personal experiences, and beliefs influence his/her writing, and how writing affect’s the writer’s psychological well-being, both positively and negatively.

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Class Assignment

For your library instruction assignment, please find one scholarly resource on your research paper topic. Provide a link for the resource and answer the following questions:


1.       How did you find this resource (what database, search engine, catalog, etc., and what keywords did you use)?

2.       How would you evaluate this resource/how do you know it’s reliable? (You can use the CRAAP test.)

3.       How will this resource help you write your research paper?

4.       Is this a scholarly resource? How do you know?


This assignment will not be do during this library session. But I would like you to post a link to one resource you've found in this Google Doc, and be ready to answer how you found the resource and why you chose it since we will discuss some of the student resources in class.

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