7 Part A: Evidencing skills to develop a strategy, monitor progress and evaluate performance
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 unit. 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.