The first step is understanding your assignment. Read it thoroughly and note any specific requirements:
Ask your instructor about anything you don't understand.
A useful strategy to manage your research is to keep notes as you go. Take clear, accurate notes about where you found specific ideas, and, as you consult sources and make notes, keep a list of the sources you used.
There are many ways that you can keep notes to manage your research and citations more easily:
Managing your time to complete an assignment is essential. There are many resources available at MHC to help you get started, stay organized, and receive feedback.
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