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The purpose of the toolkit is for faculty and librarians to work together to design a scaffolded argument paper that will help guide students through the research process. That means dividing the large paper into smaller chunks and sequencing them into a logical order. You can also provide scaffolds, or supports, to students by designing critical thinking activities and assignments that help them learn and apply complex aspects of research like how to develop a topic, how to read an article, and how to synthesize information. Students need multiple opportunities to practice these skills.
The librarians are happy to consult with you on the design of your argument paper assignment. Email email@example.com to schedule your consultation.