Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2018     Views: 57

It's always a good idea to ask your instructor for clarification on an assignment if you aren't sure what to do. Generally, once you've found sources that fit the criteria of your assignment, your instructor expects you to:

  1. Read them with an open mind.
  2. Think about what they mean.
  3. Draw conclusions based on all of the sources you've read.
  4. Discuss what you've discovered in your paper or presentation.

What you learn from your sources should be in your paper or presentation. Asking yourself these questions as you read is a technique that can help you focus:

  1. What is the author(s) of the source telling you about the topic?
  2. What new information did you learn from it that you did not know before?
  3. How does that change what you think about the topic?
  4. How does what one source say about the topic compared to what other sources say about the topic?
  5. What was the most important or main point?

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