A freshman at college
A critical thinker
A part time employee
The time frame of the topic I am investigating.
What date my project is due.
How much time I give myself to complete the assignment.
The age of the sources I find.
I have to understand what I need to produce to satisfy the assignment.
I have to understand what types of sources my professor might ask me to use.
I have to understand if I need to create a thesis statement.
I have to understand when the assignment is due, and how much time I have to complete it.
Sources that are trying to sell you something.
Sources that are trying to inform you.
Sources that are entertaining.
Sources that are persuasive or biased.