When you teacher gives you an assignment to do It is hugely important that you fully understand what you are being asked to do. If you are uncertain about any part of the assignment discuss it with your teacher or fellow classmates. Listen out for any hints or tips that might help you and keep a note of any ideas or sources of information you use. If you are working on a project as part of a group make sure all members of the group are clear about what they have to do and have regular updates to ensure nobody is going off course.
What is the topic/subject of your assignment?
You may be finding either too much or not enough information on your research topic. If you are finding too much information, try narrowing down your topic. Consider using specifics such as a period of time, location, a group of people, or a particular aspect of your topic.
If you are finding too little information, your topic may be too specific and you may have to broaden your research. You may have to look at a wider area or time period or try using different databases. Your topic may be very current and does not have a lot written about it yet; you might have to reconsider the specifics of your research topic if this is the case.
What format will I use?
Decide on what format you are going to use or maybe your teacher has a specific format in mind.
It's important to remember some words have the same meaning, try doing searches using different names for things and see how the results can differ.
Synonyms can provide you with variety in speech or writing. There are endless examples of synonyms, making it easy for you to avoid overusing the same word and sounding repetitive. Some examples of synonyms include the following:
Homonyms are words that have the same spelling and pronunciation but have different meanings. The following are examples of homonyms: