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Workforce Readiness Training

This libguide is designed for those who are entering the workforce or looking to brush up on their skills.

Things to Watch

Watch the full Crash Course series on Navigating Digital Information. It is 2 hours and 24 minutes long, so don't feel that you have to finish them all in one sitting. The first video in the playlist is linked above.

Things to Read

In the next section, you will get to write and submit a book review for PPLD's website.  Read through these book reviews to get an idea of what a good book review for the website might read like.  Use these examples to help you write the review you would like to put on PPLD's website.  Feel free to be creative - the review doesn't have to be formal, but it does need to answer the following questions:

  • What is the book about?
  • Why did you choose to read the book?
  • What did you like about the book?
  • What didn't you like about the book?
  • What else does the reader need to know? What major themes are present, who might enjoy this book, etc.?

Read the following staff reviews:

Read the following Review Crew (teens who volunteer to write reviews for PPLD's website) reviews:

It is important to use your own words when writing a book review, as well as any other writing you present as your own. Read the following article on what plagiarism is and how to avoid it:

Things to Do

  • Write down one internet behavior you might change based on the videos you watched.

  • Write one book review for the website and submit it at the following link:

  • If you're interested in joining Review Crew after this, apply online.

Module 2 Quiz