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Find, access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide: Understand your assignment

Find, access and use information effectively: a step-by-step guide


Choose a topic that interests you and will hold your attention. If you do, the research will be more enjoyable!

The Research Assignment

Before selecting a topic or starting your research, make sure you understand your assignment and its requirements. Consider the following:

You need to develop a clear understanding of what is expected of you to complete your assignments. If you need to clarify any aspect of your assignment then talk to the lecturer who set the assignment.


"Analyse the assignment questions" under The Research Assignment in the box above links, with permission, to the Info Skills Tutorial of the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Training programme

The Library and Information Service offers a wide range of group training sessions with the main focus on enhancing the information literacy skills of all students at Stellenbosch University. Book a specific training session or consult the undergraduate or postgraduate training programme to see a list of all training sessions available for specific target groups.

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