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Planning your assignment

Planning your assignment is essential. You must ensure that you:

  • know when the assignment is due
  • understand the assignment question and instructions provided including word count, format and structure of the final product
  • focus only on relevant research and reading materials, use reference materials provided and take lecturer's advice on how widely you should search for literature
  • don't procrastinate - JUST START! It will not be perfect on the first draft
  • leave the draft for a few days then revise it and re-revise if necessary
  • follow guidelines in terms of presentation
  • make and keep a copy of the assignment
  • understand what referencing is required and familiarise yourself with tips for avoiding plagiarism.

Create your own assignment plan using the Planning for your assignments PDF.