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CHAPTER 2 -  GETTING STARTED

This chapter concisely covers information on how to get started on a paper/assignment. It begins by demonstrating how to thoroughly understand the assignment then select a topic, and begin collecting information. This section includes guidelines and strategies that will help you "get started" and will make it much easier to plan essays.

  • UNDERSTANDING ASSIGNMENT
    • Read assignment
      • Look for key words
      • Look for options and restrictions
    • Relate the assignment
      • To goals of coarse
      • To other assignment
      • To own interests
    • Reflect on the assignment
      • First implulses
      • Approaches
      • Quality of performance
      • Benefits
      • Key traits
  • SELECTING A TOPIC
    • Limit subject area
    • Conduct research
    • Explore for possible topics
      • Journal writing
      • Freehand
      • Listing
      • Clustering
      • Creating dialogue
  • COLLECTING INFORMATION
    • Find out what you already know
      • Focused writing
      • Clustering
      • 5 W's of writing
      • Directed writing
    • Ask questions
    • Explore diff. sources of information
    • Carry out your research