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Researching an assignment


Academic integrity at RMIT

A guide to self-questioning

Starting the assignment

Ask yourself:

  • What is the assignment asking me to do?
  • What are the key words?
  • What type of assignment is it?
  • What steps dI need ttake to complete this?

Thinking about research

Ask yourself:

  • What type of sources do I need?
  • Do I need primary or secondary research?
  • How many references should I look for?

Beginning research

Ask yourself:

  • Where do I start looking for information?
  • Are the sources I have found accurate, reliable, current and written by an authoritative source?

Note taking

Ask yourself:

  • Am I including all the source information so I can accurately reference this?
  • Am I representing the author's ideas accurately and honestly?
  • Am I thinking carefully about what to include?

After you have researched

Ask yourself:

  • Have I answered the question completely?
  • Have I referenced all external sources accurately?
  • Have I proofread my work for errors?