Notre Dame Libraries Information Literacy Pot of Gold

Hesburgh Libraries

University of Notre Dame

  1. Home
  2. Introduction
  3. Information Cycle
  4. Investigating
  5. Searching
  6. Locating
  7. Evaluating
  8. Utilizing
  9. Ask a Librarian
  10. Acknowledgements


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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