Q. I am not sure how to start or plan my assignment


There are a few basic steps to follow:-

  1. Check that you understand all of the guidelines available via Blackboard as this should help you to understand what is required and, more importantly, what gains the most marks.
  2. Make sure that you understand the keywords in the question (our Terms and Definitions may help with this)
  3. Read a few general texts, possibly from your reading list or materials on Balckboard
  4. Plan a draft structure and check this either your Tutor or an Academic Skills Tutor to make sure that you are on the right track before writing too much detail.


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  • Last Updated 24 Jan, 2019
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