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Approaches to Research in Journalism Studies: JRN 2701

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pressThis guide will help you with the various stages of your research assignments. Use the adjacent tabs to help you find academic and journalistic coverage of a media event. If you need help, contact the librarian.

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Understand the Assignment

checklist Before choosing a topic, make sure you understand your assignment. Read your assignment and look for:

  • Due Date
  • Length of the assignment
  • Number and type(s) of outside sources
  • Topic guidance
  • Points your instructor wants you to cover

Make sure you understand your assignment’s purpose. Are you supposed to take a side in an existing argument, explain a problem, propose a position, describe a project or process, or do something else?

If you find that you cannot describe what your assignment is about to someone else, either read it again or ask your instructor for clarification.