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FYS: So, Where Are You From? (Stigter-Hayden)

This is a course guide for the First Year Seminar "So, Where Are You From?" taught by Dr. Stigter-Hayden


Welcome to the LibGuide for the First Year Seminar:

So, Where Are You From?

This guide is meant to help you develop the skills and tools to accomplish your course objectives:

  • To reflect on significant questions about yourself, your community, and your world.
  • To develop the capacity to read and think critically.
  • To develop the capacity to write clear and persuasive expository and argumentative essays with an emphasis on thesis formation and development.
  • To gain an understanding of basic principles of oral communication as they apply to classroom discussion.
  • To understand the liberal arts as a vital and evolving tradition and to see yourself as agents within that tradition.
  • To develop capacities for careful and open reflection on questions of values and norms.
  • To develop the ability to carry out research for the purpose of inquiry and to support claims.

The library (and your librarian) are here to help you! Use us early and often!

Which News Sources Should I Follow?

media bias


Determining the "best" sources to read will always have some degree of subjectivism, but this chart, prepared by Vanessa Otero, provides a good look at some of the more reliable sources, as well as ones to avoid. 

Read more about criteria Otero used to prepare the guide here.

You should also consult Forbes' piece, "10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts."

Resources to Think About


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