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Key skill assessment unit: information literacy
Key skill assessment unit: information literacy

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7.2 Developing a strategy

Present notes/records to show you can plan your use of information literacy skills. Include:

  • the goals you hope to achieve over 3–4 months or so; you should indicate how these goals relate to the context in which you are working and to your current capabilities;

  • notes about the resources you might use and what information you need to research to achieve your goals; for example, online resources, course materials, skills books, workshops, specialist help and feedback from others;

  • a plan of action to use and improve your information literacy skills which includes notes on:

    • targets you have set to achieve your goals, and how you intend to achieve them;

    • opportunities you can use to develop and practise your skills; for example, working on assignments and projects, information searches, attending training sessions or skills workshops;

    • resources you might use to improve your skills. For example, course materials, tutor feedback, discussions with others;

    • evidence you plan to present; for example, an assignment, project report, annotated printouts of drafts or screen shots, etc., to show you how you have developed your information literacy skills;

  • a schedule that includes deadlines and review points to complete the work.

Be prepared to revise and update your strategy as your work develops. Think of it as a living document; you are likely to make changes and adjustments to it while you are working on the assessment course. Keep a record of your revisions and notes about why you made the changes.

You could perhaps discuss your strategy with a study advisor and receive feedback. You could use this feedback to help you assess your progress as your work develops.