As part of my M501 library instruction session, I assigned students to complete a take-home worksheet. This worksheet was beneficial to them because it was based around their final research paper for the class. It helped students narrow down their topic and find relevant sources that they can use to write the paper.
One of the biggest benefits of this take-home worksheet was the ability to provide individualized feedback for each class member. I was able to help students refine their research topics and point them to other sources if they were struggling with their research.
Overall, most of the students did a great job and were in very good shape for their research papers!