Questions to ask yourself while reading through the assignment guidelines:
- What guidelines or restrictions are there for your choice of topic?
- Are there any interim deadlines before the entire project is due?
- Can you get feedback on an outline or draft from your instructor?
- Who will be reading your paper?
- How long should it be?
- What quantity and variety of sources should you aim for?
- What bibliographic style should you use? MLA? APA? Chicago?
- Can you see exemplar reports for guidance?
- Is there a speaking portion to the assignment?
- If so, how long will you need to speak for?
- What sort of handouts or projections does your teacher recommend?
- Can you use notes or should the talk be memorized?
George, Mary W. The Elements of Library Research. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008
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