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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?)