Investigating Step 1:
Analyzing the assignment
Consider the differences in these assignments:
Pretty easy. You'll simply have to find information on your topic and present it as it appears.
A little harder. You'll have to explore multiple aspects of your topic and present your research findings objectively without attempting to persuade the reader to take a stand.
You'll have to take a "stand" on a particular issue in your topic and use your research to support your argument.
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