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Quest Speaking & Writing

The resources provided below are designed to aid COMM 111 and WBIS instructors in crafting their courses, assignments, assessments, and syllabi.

Quest Speaking (COMM 111) and Writing (WBIS) Syllabi Checklist

If you have questions about Quest Speaking & Writing courses, paired courses, or Signature Questions, please contact us at

Quest Speaking and Writing Information Literacy Resources

The information literacy librarian, Ted Mulvey (, is ready to assist instructors in these two courses with this core first-year content. Polk offers many resources to support Comm 111 and WBIS instructors as they teach information literacy:

ANVIL : Active Instructional Videos in Information Literacy

Nine short videos and an interactive game for students on the following six Information Literacy Concepts: Information Cycle, Understanding your Assignment and Developing a Topic, Searching for Information, Locating Information, Evaluating Information, Citing and Using Information.

Link to homepage of ANVIL

Direct Link to the Login for the Game for Students

Link to Options for USP Information Literacy Support from Polk Library


In addition to their focus on the "Oral and Written Communication" category of the UW Oshkosh Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO), Quest Speaking (COMM 111) and Quest Writing (WBIS) courses include learning outcomes, assignments, and assessment for the Information Literacy ELO category.

Speaking and writing instructors may find the American Association of Colleges and Universities "Written Communication," "Oral Communication" and "Information Literacy" rubric useful in their course development and on-going dialogues.

AAC&U Written Communication Rubric

AAC&U Oral Communication Rubric

AAC&U Information Literacy Rubric

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