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GEN: Upper School Research Guide

Before you start

Make sure you are clear on assignment details.

  • Topic: 
    • Have you been assigned a topic?
    • Can you choose a topic with certain conditions?
    • Are you free to choose any topic?
  • Sources:
    • Do you have a required number of primary and/or secondary sources?
    • Are there requirements for source type?
      for example: can you use only print?
      do e-books count? can you use online sources?
    • Do you have to include scholarly articles?

What is Research?

Research is an iterative process. 

You are expected to repeat certain steps in order to get the best result.