Planning assignments

Written assignments are one of the main ways your skills, and understanding of a course, will be assessed during your time at university. Through these assignments you will be able to exercise and develop your skills in analysing evidence, developing and evaluating arguments, and expressing your views.
Many students find writing assignments a daunting process, but with a clear plan in place you will find it is not as difficult as it originally appears.

The following stages will help you develop your own plan:

  1. Read and interpret the question
  2. Develop a search strategy
  3. Finding information
  4. Structure the assignment

Want more further information? Check out this resource: Planning essays and assignments

You may also want to try this interactive tutorial on Planning an essay

Library, Teaching and Learning offer a range of resources to help you understand your topic and develop your assignment. Online activities and resources, workshops, one-on-one appointments and drop in times (no appointment necessary) are available, or ask at the Welcome desk located in the library.

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