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Writing an assignment Step by step
Step 1: Analyze the topic • Make sure to understand the topic and what you need to do. • Check marking criteria. • Try explaining the topic in your own words developing research questions that you will need to answer. • Identify the keywords.
Step 2: Search and evaluate • Identify possible information sources. • Build a search query using keywords identified in Step 1 and use it to find relevant information. • Evaluate the information found.
Step 3: Read and take notes • Read table of contents/ chapter headings/ abstracts to find out if retrieved sources are relevant. • While reading, look for answers to your research questions. • Take notes.
Step 4: Structure your assignment • Your assignment need to include introduction, main body and conclusion. • Think about what would you like to include in each part. • Don’t forget references!
Step 4: Introduction • Introduction should include: - Brief and general explanation of the topic and why is it important. - Explanation of any difficult terms from the title. - Outline of what will be discussed in the essay. - Brief summary of your answer to the topic that you will be referring to while writing.
Step 4: Main Body • Main Body should include: - Logical structure. - Paragraphs answering research questions. - Arguments that support your response to the topic. - References and critical analysis.
Step 4: Conclusion • Conclusion should include: - Restating of your research question. - Summary of the discussion including most important points. - Comments and/or suggestions for the future research.
Step 5: Reviewing • Proofread your assignment. • Pay attention to spelling mistakes and grammar. • Check the word count. • Check if citations and references are complete.
Step 6: Reflect • After receiving an assessment, reflect on what could be improved for the next assignment.
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