The Madison Research Essentials Toolkit (MRE Toolkit) is a suite of videos designed to prepare you for academic research. Entering first-year students will be assigned the videos and practice exercises in their SCOM12X course via Canvas.
Madison Research Essentials Test (MREST)
STUDENTS ADMITTED SUMMER 2022, FALL 2022 & SPRING 2023:
You will not need to complete the Madison Research Essentials Test (MREST) requirement. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ClusterOne@jmu.edu if you have any questions.
STUDENTS ADMITTED BEFORE OR DURING SPRING 2022:
You may need to complete the Madison Research Essentials Test (MREST) requirement. Review additional details on the General Education website or contact email@example.com directly if you have any questions.
Objectives for each section correlate to General Education Stated Information Literacy Outcomes.
Introduction to JMU Libraries
Scholarship is a Conversation
Objective: Recognize the components of scholarly work and that scholarship can take many forms.
Searching as Strategic Exploration
Objective: Demonstrate persistence and employ multiple strategies in research and discovery.
Research as Inquiry
Objective: Identify gaps in their own knowledge and formulate appropriate questions for investigation in academic settings.
Authority is Constructed and Contextual
Objective: Evaluate the quality of information and acknowledge expertise.
Information Creation is a Process
Objective: Use information effectively in their own work and make contextually appropriate choices for sharing their scholarship.
Information Has Value
Objective: Use information legally and ethically.
- Intro to Ethics (Video – 3:12)
- Copyright and Fair Use (Video – 4:44)
- Plagiarism (Video – 3:08)
- Personal Information (Video – 4:49)