With a huge word count to fulfill and complicated subject matters to write on, assignments may seem daunting to finish (or even to start on!). In that same way, multiple potential barriers would naturally pop up which may hinder your progress.
The biggest challenge is usually procrastination (check out our blogpost on avoiding that here!) and if that’s not the problem, then here's an article to help you navigate your assignments and actually finish them!
Before embarking on a journey to a faraway land, the seasoned traveler will plan what supplies they would need and the route they will take.
Similarly, it is essential for us to plan ahead so make sure to schedule the time out for your assignment by asking questions like:
• How much time do I currently have?
• What tasks do I have to complete?
• How long will I take?
From there, you can break down the complex process into multiple manageable sections which allows you to map out your envision of how the assignment will go.
In fact, our Planners could help you do just that! With both vertical and horizontal planners for you to choose from, you can plan accordingly to what works best for you!
Do your readings or research
When reading up or researching for your assignment, make sure to highlight and flag important points that might be useful for you.
At the end of your research, spend some time reviewing what you have gathered and this will help you retain the knowledge needed when drafting your assignment later.
Try sticking to your schedule to make sure this works! It is easy for us to get caught up in the myriad of information available and lose sign of the bigger picture. So make sure to keep yourself organised and on track!
Doing your first draft
The hardest part with writing is actually sitting down and starting. Nevertheless, if you want this plan to work you must honour your schedule by actually following it!
When you have taken that first step, you will find that the pen will flow more easily as time goes on.
So try to keep to the subject matter at hand when writing and use the notes you prepared earlier to help with you with it.
Don’t worry if your writing doesn't go as planned since it’s just a first draft! You will have many opportunities to edit your work later.
Speaking of, now that you have completely written your assignment, you will have reached the most important step, editing! A well-written paper is one of clarity and free of errors.
So take this time to check for things such as points, arguments, grammar, comprehension, and structure to further improve its quality.
You can make it easier for yourself by using third party softwares if needed! The point is to make sure that your paper makes sense after all that work you have put into it.
If you have time, you could even try drafting your assignment from scratch. Except this time, you will be better equipped with the knowledge from your previous drafts.
Before submitting your assignments, make sure to review some commonly overlooked points such as formatting, bibliography, and the inclusion of some personal details for example, your name and student number!
After you have looked through it and everything seems good to go, give yourself a congratulatory pat on the back for a job well done! It was difficult but you pulled through and that’s what matters.
We hope that this article could help you feel better about your progress! Remember that this is not a race so take your time, plan it out and execute it to your best abilities!
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