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Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research

Evaluation Criteria

Projects will be judged by a panel of two librarians and one member of the teaching faculty, according to the following criteria:

  1. The research project displays its author's mastery of information literacy skills:
    • Student has located and obtained a wide variety of research materials
    • Student displays willingness to "dig" beyond the most obvious sources to find materials that are challenging to locate and/or employ; in other words, student clearly understands the processes and demands of in-depth research
    • Student has applied the research materials judiciously and synthesized them skillfully in service of the question their project addresses
  1. The research project is well-written and well-organized
  2. The research project takes a creative and original approach to its subject
  3. The research project cites all sources consistently and correctly according to a standard citation style appropriate to its topic
  4. The two- to three-paragraph written reflection demonstrates growth in the student's research and information literacy skills