My Information Skills

Self-paced tutorials on research and study skills for TAFE SA students

What information do I need?

You're given your assignment:

Write a 500 word report.
Discuss how global warming affects the environment. Describe how we can make our environment sustainable.


Your report must use at least:
1 book
1 newspaper or 1 magazine article (print or online)
1 website


What exactly are you being asked to do?  This will determine what information you need to start gathering.

A useful approach is to begin by analysing the question.

  • What are the instruction words?

AND

  • What are the important words?

‚ÄčRemember to keep an eye on the word limit, format and the sources you need to use.