Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace George Merrill

Pitfalls of Library Assignments

by George Merrill, librarian, Montgomery High School, Santa Rosa, California 1. Teacher overemphasizes form, especially when making the assignment. Matters of length, number of sources, width of margins, or placement of footnotes take precedence over developing a thoughtful approach to meaningful research. 2. Evaluation is based solely on the final product rather than on the process, a demonstration of the

Horace: George Merrill Published: February 11, 1996 By: George Merrill Topics: Instruction, Technology And Information Literacy