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How To: Begin Your Research

Getting Started

Do you have a research assignment that you're not quite sure how to begin? Or maybe you've begun researching but aren't sure what to do next? 

Research (as a process) is a continuous loop that can begin just about anywhere. Let's get started!

But first, make sure to read your syllabus and the assignment prompt carefully so that you understand:

  • Whether this is a group or individual project
  • When the project is due
  • What you will be graded on (especially if there is a rubric)
  • What sources or evidence you are required to provide

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