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Adding your own ideas and opinions makes your essay more interesting, so brainstorm and think about what you already know about your topic.
Thinking about keywords improves your search results in catalogues, databases and search engines by helping to focus your research.
You can get a lot of information from the people around you. Find out what your family and friends know about your topic, or whether a local community group can give you any information.
Once you've found your resources, you need to choose the best ones to use for your assignment, by critically evaluating what you've read.
You need to be able to identify bias in every resource you use, so you know whether it is reliable, objective information.
While you always need to question the information and consider its historical context, there are some specific questions to ask when you're evaluating websites.
Images need to be evaluated in a different way to documents. Asking specific questions helps you to better understand the image's underlying message.
Organising the information you've read into a good set of notes will make writing your assignment much easier and quicker.
There are lots of different ways to take notes – choose the one that works best for you.
Before you hand in your assignment, you need to assess your own work and try to solve any problems you find. If you take the time to do this, you'll get your best possible mark.