If you need more help than this page provides, check out Augsburg's Writing Center, on the main floor of Lindell Library.
They can help with all parts of a writing assignment, including:
Before you dive in, take a moment to step back and...
Make sure you understand your professor's assignment.
This might not be as simple as it looks. Imagine yourself summarizing it for a friend or roommate.
Can you re-write or say the assignment in your own words?
Figuring this out now will save you a lot of time and effort later.
You can find many different types of sources here at the library:
Toward the end of your project, you'll start assembling your sources into a
Check the assignment, or ask your professor, to find out which style you should use.
No matter where your information is from, whether a scholarly database or even your personal interview with a source, it's important to document it thoroughly.
You'll find more information on citation styles and why they are important in the next few pages.Using a consistent style reassures your professor, and anyone else who reads your paper or sees your presentation, that your information and opinions are trustworthy.