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The research skills tutorial

Investigating Step 1:
Analyzing the assignment


Examples of papers on tattooing

Most professors will tell you explicitly what they want for an assignment. If they don't, you can tell a lot by looking for certain terms in the assignment instructions.

A piece of an assignment that requires a descriptive and historical account

Assignment Terms in Instructions
Report Describe, summarize
Analytical paper Explain, compare and contrast
Argumentative paper           Argue, persuade, evaluate