Conduct Research Only When Directed
Conduct research only when the assignment asks you to find outside sources of information. Otherwise, rely on your own thoughts and ideas.
It's tempting to do research to complete assignments. However, if you do, you must reference all ideas you find, and it's time-consuming. Without in-text citations and a bibliography, reporting outside words and ideas is plagiarism.
Still, there will be times when you need to seek accurate and up-to-date info. Here's a 2:02 minute video: