To put the learning from this video into practice, look for concept worksheets (examples plus empty worksheets to download) in the Structuring Your Search box below.
As part of your assignment you may need to create an Annotated Bibliography. Check the links below for definitions and examples.
See the writing section.
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Specific: Too much territory to cover? Be sure your scope isn’t so broad or so vague that you can’t answer your research question. Can you break a larger task down into smaller items?
Measurable: Establish clear definitions to help you measure (both qualitative and quantitative) if you are reaching your goal.
Action-Oriented: What is your plan of attack? Using action verbs, describe your goals and outline specific steps you will take to accomplish your goal.
Realistic: What are some possible obstacles to this research? Set goals that you will actually be able to accomplish.
Time-Bound: You only have a certain amount of time to complete your research, so plan accordingly. Decide when you will start and finish your project.