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Understand the Assignment

Ask Yourself:

What does your research require?

• A description of the topic?

• A history of the growth or development of the subject matter?

• Biographical information?

• Analysis of issues related to the topic?

• Taking a stand on an issue and providing persuasive arguments?

• Statistics, case studies, photos?

• When is the assignment due?

What types of resources and how many of each are you allowed to consult?

• Books?

• Journal articles?

• Encyclopedias?

• Internet Web sites?

How are you supposed to cite your sources of information?

Then Do This:

• Read your assignment sheet and syllabus.

• Make sure you know which format (“style”) you are expected to use to cite your research sources: MLA, APA, or any other.

• Check with your instructor to make sure you are clear on what you are expected to do in your paper.

Step 2
Select Your Topic   



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