Tackling an assignment

It can be very hard starting an assignment – a blank piece of paper staring at you and no idea where to begin. In this section, we will show you some tools that can make the task much more manageable. At school, it can be relatively easy to dive straight into a piece of work. At University, an assignment can be a lot more challenging and the bulk of the work is in planning and researching, with the writing as the final stage.

  • How to approach an assignment – first steps
  • Using MindView to plan and collate your information – you can export all of this to Word when you are ready
  • Some useful tools in Word for writing an assignment
  • Referencing your work (links back to section on Reading)

The next section on Writing looks at the writing process and you will find it helpful to look at this before you start an assignment.


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