Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing - Wernher Von Braun
Research "depends upon asking increasingly complex or new questions." (ACRL Framework for Information Literacy) It's a chance for you to explore something that is important and relevant to you. You have the opportunity to add your voice and your understanding to the conversation about your research project.
Your instructor is not asking you to find one source that perfectly answers your question - instead, it is up to you to draw connections between your sources and your research project.
Make sure you read the whole assignment - no one wants to get their grade knocked down just because they didn't take the time to read all the requirements. The fine details are important!
If you're not sure about what you're being asked to do, ask your instructor - it's better to clear up any misconceptions before you start on your project.
You may find it useful to start taking notes while you're reading through your assignment - jot down what you're thinking and questions you have - to help get your thinking started on your assignment.
Some questions from the The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to help you get started:
Important parts of your assignment:
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