Here is some advice to help you get on the right track with the completion and preparation of assignments:
It really does pay to try to get started with your assignments as early as possible. Always read the question carefully. Underlining key words and ‘unpacking’ the question can help you understand the main elements and different sections to the task. Then you can move on to planning out your answer and brainstorming initial ideas.
Do not procrastinate, there’s no time like the present to get started. If you are lacking direction or motivation, do some background reading on the subject/task to get you started and build your confidence and motivation. Do not leave assignments to the last minute; there’s no need to do so, and it will save you lots of anxiety and stress if you do not.
If you are not sure how to write a particular assignment, such as literature review, business report or mini case study – take a look at the learning support folder within UTS online (undergraduate forum or postgraduate/EMBA forum) which has examples of the different assignment tasks plus help and advice on how to structure them, as well as other useful study skill related resources.