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Where have you looked for information about your topic? Have you checked more than one kind of source? (Journal articles, Internet, books, government documents, etc.)

How many sources do you have? Briefly list other points of view and the sources where you found their views expressed.

Have you evaluated your sources? Do you have reason to believe they are reliable, credible sources of information? What biases might each source express?

Generally, what have others said about your topic? Can you summarize or categorize other viewpoints?

How do other viewpoints relate to your own view of the topic? Who do you agree with? Disagree with? Where have others gone wrong in their analysis of this problem? What information has been overlooked or undervalued so far? Do you have new ideas or examples to add to the discussion of the topic?

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