Monday, August 26th, 2019
How to write an assignment?
Ever wondered why writing an assignment feels like the biggest hurdle in the journey of your university life? Maybe because the bars of the time, energy, research and skills required is filled to the brim, and justifiably so! An assignment is an in-depth analysis of a topic that’s done diligently and thoroughly to evaluate and conclude the arguments raised by a candidate. However, it comes as no surprise that this task can be exorbitant towards a myriad of students.
Fluidity in Assignments
Furthermore, the perception of assignments can be relatively vague, which offers professors an array of opportunities when allotting the task. However, it does not always favour the students, as writing for every subject, has its very own specifications. For example:
Focuses on the underlying meanings in prose or poetry, to outline themes proposed in the text, and its contribution towards the narrative itself.
Showcases the consequences inflicted by a proposed situation. This highlights the effects that it has had or will have on amass of a population or any given environment.
The opinions and beliefs of people are presented and evaluated to understand the significance of a scenario.
Looks at the effects of any given subject or object, on human behaviour
Assignment Writing: Helpful Techniques
An understanding of the requirements can significantly influence the end-product. Also, it helps get a more unobstructed view of the structure, tone and standard of work, expected from the assignment.
A rough layout visualises the contents of the write-up. This prevents the repetition of ideas and makes a significant difference in the time required for the write-up – as a set path is to be followed now.
A concise statement that offers all the matters to be discussed. Nothing more, nothing less! An exact thesis statement can also be included towards the end of the introduction. It should clearly state your viewpoint about the topic.
Typically, raise three arguments that are relevant to the question. A sum total of two arguments is also efficient if the research work is dense and comparative. It is paramount to PEEZ every paragraph; (Point, Evidence, Explanation and Zoom). Although straightforward, zooming in can be tricky business – as it requires thorough analysis of the evidence/data. The analysis has to be based upon your interpretation. No copying ideas off of the internet! Moreover, do propose alternative explanations of your analysis.
Use reliable websites only for research work. Also, make sure to refer back to the topic regularly, to prevent irrelevant information. However, do not confuse precision with less work. Enough information should be present to back-up every aspect of your argument.
Despite its importance, most students fail to include it in the write-up. In fact, the conclusion is often misinterpreted as a quick summary of the topic itself. However, the conclusion needs to have one definitive answer, as your response, for all the arguments raised!
Proof-reading and editing:
Skimming through the write-up is mandatory! This mere task can be a lifesaver for many students as it minimises silly mistakes.
Make sure to reference all the resources used to prevent any plagiarism. Secondly, the date of accessing the websites should be mentioned because the sites often get updated.