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Research 101: A Self-Guided Tutorial

Research Smarter

2 - Assignment

Understand Your Assignment 

Lily is taking a first-year course and must complete the following assignment:

"In this paper, you will analyze the scientific aspects of a known environmental problem and identify and discuss at least two proposed solutions." 

 

Now, analyze the assignment step by step. Answers are highlighted.

Step 1: What are the words that tell you what to do? (Think: verbs)

"In this paper, you will analyze the scientific aspects of a known environmental problem and identify and discuss at least two proposed solutions." 

 

Step 2: What are the limits of the assignment?

"In this paper, you will analyze the scientific aspects of a known environmental problem and identify and discuss at least two proposed solutions." 

 

Step 3: What is the theme of the assignment?

"In this paper, you will analyze the scientific aspects of a known environmental problem and identify and discuss at least two proposed solutions." 

 

By reading the assignment carefully, we know that Lily has to analyze an environmental problem and identify and discuss at least two proposed solutions.