Understanding and Interpreting Your Assignment.
Before choosing a topic and starting your research, make sure you understand the assignment. To understand the assignment adequately, it is important to:
After understanding the assignment, it is time to interpret it. To do so ask yourself:
Look for style tips in your prompt such as:
And lastly, look for format rules and guidelines in the prompt, for example:
Starting research early is essential. Juggling researching and writing at the same time can cause stress and anxiety. Therefore, it is best to start research early and take small steps each day towards finding information.
Choosing Your Topic
Create a list of possible topics relevant to your assignment. Here are a few questions to consider while thinking of topics:
Still having trouble figuring out a topic? Try using some of these resources:
After choosing a general topic, it is crucial to ensure your topic is researchable. You may have to refine it until you have a more concrete research topic. Try these tips and techniques:
Topic: Climate Change
Narrow topic: Environment
Narrower topic: Wildfires, rising sea levels, global temperature