Before you begin work on any research project, examine the assignment for requirements.
Q. How long is the project / presentation?
This could be a slide length, a word count, presentation time limit etc.
Q. How many sources?
How many total sources does your instructor ask for; are they all outside sources or does your textbook count as one of your sources?
Q. What kind of sources?
Does your instructor specify certain types of sources? Are there other requirements such as how current/old the sources can be, or where the source should come from - the library, a database, a book/ebook, a peer-reviewed journal, etc.?
Q. How do you cite sources?
Q. When is it due?
How long do you have to work on this project? Plan extra time in case you have problems or get stuck.
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