"This inability to do serious research also has implications beyond campus. “Many (but not all) students are not gaining the information literacy skills in college that they will need in their future careers,” Andrew D. Asher, one of the authors of the study, told the Australian news website The Conversation. “This isn’t just about doing academic research, but also about being a savvy, reflective, and critical consumers of information."
Just Google It: How Search Engines Stunt College Students’ Research Skills - Education - GOOD
True story. Professors expect us to already know how to do research, how to use whatever citation style they ask for (generally NOT the one we were taught in high school), and all that.
When I asked my professor for clarification on APA style once, she sarcastically asked me if I’m even a psych major. Way to go.