Today we started a research project with our 11th Honors American Literature/Composition.
To help facilitate the research, we set up our pathfinder to point them toward literary criticism articles on The Great Gatsby or Catcher in the Rye.Students could go to either http://del.icio.us/creekview_hs_library/Gatsby_criticism or http://del.icio.us/creekview_hs_library/Catcher_in_the_Rye from the main pathfinder page.
All links work, and students have the passwords if prompted to enter them. In addition to these resources, we have pulled nonfiction and reference books with literary criticism, too. We also reminded students that literary criticism is generally not available for free on the world wide web; nearly all of it is accessible through print materials or research databases. We also reminded them that Sparknotes and other similar products are not literary criticism. I thought we had made this as easy as possible.
Yet, we still had students SEARCHING GOOGLE for literary criticism!!!
What do you do with this? How do you overcome this mentality and resistance? It does not get any easier than the way we presented the information through del.icio.us!
I freely admit I am totally and completely baffled! Ideas? Suggestions?