Research skills

Research is pretty easy – visit a website or two, find some quotes and your assignment is on its way, right?

That's true, but if you put in a little more effort, you'll find better information faster and hand in a better assignment. This step-by-step guide shows you how to break down research tasks into manageable parts and find reliable information.

Understand exactly what the question is asking, so you know how to answer it really well.
Find great resources quickly and easily with some simple search techniques.
Learn how to choose the best, most reliable information to use in your assignment.
Turn your information into a good set of notes that will make the writing process quicker and easier.
Plan the points you want to make, and decide how you want to make them.
Check over everything before you hand in, to make sure your work is the best it can be.