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Conducting Research for a Paper

Starting Your Research Paper

Be sure you understand the assignment. What is the purpose of the assignment? Is it to

  • persuade?
  • make a point?
  • convince someone of something?
  • explain an idea or concept?
  • present research, facts, or findings?
  • analyze a story, article, case study,or business practice?
  • apply theories to an idea?

Research Tip 1: The purpose of the assignment should be used to guide your writing.

Research Tip 2: If you need help choosing a topic, browse various resources available from the library.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ASSIGNMENT? Contact [your instructor--name]

Research Assignment

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Need a Topic? Browse the Resources Listed Below

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