} Choose an organizing question/topic you like. The quality of your work will improve.
} Remember the theme/concept, but make it yours.
} Don’t look for sources that "solve" your paper. Rather, imagine each source related to your topic as a piece of evidence or support. Cast your net wide and then pick the best sources.
} Take notes (don't copy/paste) early to avoid plagiarism.
} Make a point - a thesis statement. Don’t just summarize/puke back your sources
} When you can, construct your thesis. What is your point?