Perceptions of Information Literacy: More Student Comments

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Here are 10 anonymous comments from students about the MCS*2020 course and assignments. We had audience members read these comments during our presentation at WILU 2007 (York University. For more comments see this presentation:


<ul><li>1.Anonymous student comments fromMCS*2020: Information ManagementWinter 2007 semester </li></ul> <p>2. One day when MJ sourced something incorrectly and I wentto look for the article I was like I cant find the article, whatsgoing on? I was so frustrated and then he was like, yeah, mymistake and I was like thats why its so important toreference because when someone wants to find your article and they cant find it, you go crazy. Its like where is it? Its supposed to be here. Am I crazy? Whats going on here? And if you cant find the article, well then how legitimate isthis? 3. I liked all the different things he brought into the course, like he would bring in newspaper articles and then hed do searches on the database and the mapping. It was justexpanding how many different areas you can get information from. 4. They have to show passion and trust and enthusiasm in what theyre talking about. Because a professor gets upthere and theyre talking monotone about something thatthey went to school for 8 years for, Im not going to believe you. 5. Im not a master or anything at finding research and I definitely have room for improvement, but I didnt think Ineeded a whole semester on how to do that, so it soundedreally boring. 6. Im O.K. with public speaking but I had to pretty much thinkon my feet and I was so nervous at first but I was surprisedat how much I could think logically in my head with minutes to prepare and I didnt even have a problem with thequestion-answer period. I felt like if I understood myinformation beforehand that I could handle it well enough. Itmakes you feel more confident about yourself. 7. It kind of gave you sense of what businesses do and whatproblems they encounter and how hard the decisions are.Its not as easy as it might seem. You might think it seemseasy but once you see it from the business perspective it seems a lot more complicated. 8. I just appreciate that were given the opportunity, but itsalso interesting too cause I found it was a stretch for me tohave to do that and I hadnt had to do that before, soandits funny because my roommateI always got her toproofread my little one-page responses and she wouldproofread them and at the beginning they were terrible andtowards the end it was just a few grammar things. 9. I find Im more conscious when Im sending an email tosomeone and Im a little bit more aware of the language thatIm using and just that kind of and obviously thats going tobe a big part of any job regardlessso for me that has beena huge part. 10. I would go and look and I would start to find links and Iwould kind of follow it that way which is from curiosity, which is what I did when we did research for our paper for thedebate. I would just follow links from what he had given us tillI found something that was relevant and interesting. 11. MJ was like, working in the library, this is how you reference, this is what I do every day, this is how you do apresentation, cause this is what I do every day, whereas likea lot of professors are really involved with academics as opposed to the students. </p>