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Theatre: A Research Guide: Research Help

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Tips for working better as a group

Working in groups can be difficult.  Here are some resources to make the process easier.

The following is some good advice  to review as you get started on your group work.

Basic Skills for Getting Started as a Group: A great tip sheet from Utah State University on success from start to finish.

Group Project: A conflict resolution guide for students  : Step-by-step advice for managing group projects, compiled by Heidi Burgess, Co-Director, University of Colorado Conflict Research Consortium

The Research Assignment

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

  • Have you been assigned a topic or can you pick your own?
  • How many pages/words do you need to write? How long is your presentation?
  • Do you need to include specific types of sources? (e.g. scholarly journal, book, etc.)
  • When is the assignment due? How much time do you have to research?
  • Is currency of information important?

When in doubt, consult with your instructor.

Places to meet at the High Library

The group project tables in the libray (2th floor) are available- use your own laptop or borrow one from from the main circulation desk.

Other group study areas available in the library:

  • Library 3rd floor group study rooms can be reserved online Rooms can be reserved for up to 3 hours at a time, and reservations can be made up to 3 weeks in advance.
  • Additional group study rooms are available on levels 1, 3 and 4 in the library