“Where Do I Start?”

Do you have an assignment to write a research paper but you’re not sure where to start? Take a deep breath and begin by carefully reading the assignment requirements. This will help you understand the work you need to do.

First, let’s think about what we mean when we say “research.”


This tutorial is an adaptation of the University of California's Begin Research Tutorial.


Please send questions/comments to: dmetzger@csus.edu

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