Closing the Gap Between College and Career

Being able to closely read a text, summarize, and respond to key issues is a key skill that will help you effectively cull resources for the information you need as you move into your major program of study. Learning to read closely and take careful notes will make your research process smoother and more organized.

For this discussion, you are going to conduct a close reading of a source and use this reading to pre-write in preparation for your summary response essay.

Part I: Initial Post


Go to the library tab in Canvas and follow these steps:

Access the ENG102 Library Course Guide.
Once you are on the library course guide, scroll down to find the theme you are choosing to explore in this class. Themes include the following:
Closing the Gap Between College and Career
Select a guide and a database. Search key terms for your topic of interest. Be sure to record these terms as you will report the terms used in this discussion.
Choose one of the articles to read for this discussion.

Closely read and annotate the article you choose.

What information seems most significant? Why?
What is the author’s claim or thesis?
What details are important?
Do any words or phrases stand out? Why?
What do you still want to know?
What questions do you have as you read?

This is a small-group discussion forum. Your assigned group is based on the theme you chose from the library course guide. You will stay in these groups for the discussion boards throughout the course.

Post your initial response to that group. In your discussion response, write a short summary (5-7 sentences) of the most important points of information in the article. Then, write a short response (5-7 sentences) to the article, discussing the significance of those main points. Remember that a summary should be comprised of only your own words. Create a References entry, formatted in APA Style, for the article you chose. Conclude your post with any questions you have about searching the databases or choosing articles and note the key terms you used in your database search.


Closing the Gap: College & Workforce

See these journals to help you get ideas for your essay topic.

Problems of Education in the 21st Century
An international, periodical scientific journal publishing original research across the whole of education.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Top full-text source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Education Week
An award-winning independent news organization that has covered K-12 education since 1981. It is known for providing both news and analysis, along with explanatory and investigative journalism.
Click “Search within this Publication”, then select “Advanced Search” to add search terms.

Community College Daily
Contains news and opinion pieces sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
Provides current information about significant developments within the field of assessment & evaluation in higher education. NOTE: Contains an 18-month embargo.
Click “Search within this Publication”, then select “Advanced Search” to add search terms.

Innovative Higher Education
A refereed scholarly journal of articles presenting descriptions and evaluations of current innovations in higher education that strike a balance between practice and theory. NOTE: Contains an 12-month embargo.
Click “Search within this Publication”, then select “Advanced Search” to add search terms.

Sociology of Education
Publishes research that examines how social institutions and individuals’ experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development.

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