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Planning an assignment (Open Learning)

Make a decision

If you are given a question, you need to provide an answer for that question, which means that your assignment needs a conclusion. In planning your writing, it’s helpful for you to think where you are heading before you set out, so that everything you write can have that endpoint in mind.

Follow an argument

You should take your lecturer on a journey to your conclusion, so that they can see how your case builds up through your assignment. This means that your assignment needs to have a logical structure. To have a logical structure, you will need to carefully plan your assignment before starting to write it.

Identify topic areas

In order to begin the process, you should try to identify all the different topics that might come under your criteria. The aim at this stage is to have as many ideas as possible. It’s worth trying different methods so that you can find out what work best for you.