Transitioning to college can be daunting especially with regards to the rigors and expectations of academic writing. On campus, learning resources collaboratively provide the requisite support for college-level skills in reading, writing, research and digital and information literacy.
Using a first-year composition course, we will demonstrate how the research plan for an argumentative essay enhanced quality departmental collaboration. The instructor explained the writing style; the librarian provided guidance with DIL provisions; and the writing center oversaw the outlines and first draft of the essay. The takeaway is how constructive partnerships meet student-centered, course-specific and support services goals.