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Learn to Research: First Steps

Where do I Start?

Getting started on your research assignment can feel overwhelming.

Think of your research assignment as a recipe that gives you the directions and ingredients you will need to write your paper.

1. Read the assignment instructions carefully – more than once!

Highlight: 

  • topic guidelines and restrictions
  • required length and format
  • the types of information sources allowed

Sample Research Assignment

In this research paper you will analyze and discuss a Canadian environmental issue in relation to either a medical concern or a social problem. Your paper must be 1500-1750 words long and written in APA format.

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