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College Prep 101

Research, Writing and Study Skills

Step 1 - Know your assignment

Step One …Know and understand your assignment!

  • Read the assignment instructions several times to find
    valuable information onyour instructor’s expectations

  • Highlight and make notations

  • Look for important clues in key words like:

                    … summarize, define, inform, analyze, or  persuade


What is the important mechanical information?

  • Topic

  • Length

  • Due date

  • Audience

  • Number and type of sources you are expected to use … if any. Also … citation style for those sources!


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