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Steps in writing an assignment

Break up your assignment work into steps.

  1. Analyse the question
  2. Brainstorm ideas
  3. Plan your research
  4. Do your research
  5. Sort your ideas
  6. Write drafts
  7. Prepare references
  8. Edit and proofread

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Brainstorm keywords

Try brainstorming your topic.

  • What do you need to know? 
  • What do you already know?
  • Think about synonyms and related words.

Use pen and paper and create your own, or try an online tool.

You could do this with your friends in a group.
Some people find it useful to make a mind map or concept map like the one below.



concept_map_lrg, 2008, by jean-louis Zimmermann. (Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)

The 5WH technique

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