Choosing your topic: Page 2 of 12
Know your assignment
Make sure you understand your assignment before you begin your research project.
- Are you limited to certain types of resources?
- How many sources?
- How long should your paper be?
- What topics may be chosen?
- Which style or format should be used for the bibliography?
- When is the assignment due?
- Is anything besides the final paper required? (an outline, rough drafts, or photocopies of sources?)