Writing assignments - working smarter

Writing assignments

When writing assignments, to gain the best marks possible, read as broadly as possible, critically evaluate your sources and compare and contrast the literature. These critical thinking skills can be used in any situation and will be particularly important in your future working life.

To move beyond your recommended reading:

  • Find your own quality resources, use your Subject guides to help you start
  • Create effective search strategies whether using StarPlus, the Internet or databases and refine these as necessary
  • Critically evaluate any information found
  • Ensure you quote your sources appropriately, avoid plagiarism and cite references accurately in your recommended referencing system
  • Continue to formulate your own opinions and justify your thinking in your writing

These tutorials are intended to help with this:

Alternatively make an appointment to see your Librarian

Assignment writing cycle