1. Home
  2. Information Cycle
  3. Investigating
  4. Searching
  5. Locating
  6. Evaluating
  7. Utilizing


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Investigating Step 1:
Analyzing the assignment

Consider the differences in these assignments:

Basic Report
Pretty easy. You'll simply have to find information on your topic and present it as it appears.

Analytical Paper
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.

Argumentative Paper
You'll have to take a "stand" on a particular issue in your topic and use your research to support your argument.


pen and paper with checkboxes
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