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Understanding the Assignment: Understanding the Assignment

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Acknowledgement

These "step" pages have been adapted from that of Johnson & Wales University Library (Denver Campus) as well as from the Research & Learning Services Department of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.  Stafford Library has received permission to use and adapt these pages.

Understanding the Assignment

 

First things first! Before selecting a topic or starting your research, make sure you understand your assignment and its requirements. 

  • Have you been assigned a topic or can you pick your own?
  • How many pages/words do you need to write?
  • Do you need to include specific types of sources such as scholarly articles?
  • When is the assignment due?
  • Is currency of information important? (e.g. is the topic a current event or historical in nature?)

When in doubt, consult with your instructor.