- Clearly identify the topic that you
are to write about.
- If you are choosing a topic, make sure
that it is broad so that there is a lot of information available
- If you are given a topic, make sure
that you understand it fully. If necessary, ask your teacher
to explain it.
- Brainstorm what you already know about
- When you brainstorm, think about these
sources of information:
- Class discussions
- Media (movies, TV, radio)
arrow your search.
- Analyze the information you brainstormed
to narrow your search.
- Identify specific sub-topics that you
need to research from other sources.
sk yourself where to get the
- Think of the types of sources you need to investigate to
get the information.
- Internet search engines
- Library books
- References, such as encyclopedias and public documents
- Media, such as movies, radio, and TV programs
nvestigate sources of information.
- Gather information from these sources.
- Take notes and record references for
use in a bibliography.
ook over the information.
- Review all the information you have
gathered to make sure that you have enough information on all
sub-topics so that you can fully discuss the overall topic in
- If you need additional information,
return to your sources and gather more.
- If you have information that does not
seem to be important, keep it until you write your paper before