The four steps to a perfect assignment/ oral
Collect your ideas and put them on paper.
Remember how important it is to make
your ideas flow and easy to understand.
No-one wants to take ages going back over
notes trying to establish what on Earth is
Step 1 Cont.
If your handwriting is messy, simply
type some notes and cut them out and
glue in your book.
There's nothing wrong with a good
poster with all your notes and ideas on
it. Maybe even use a cork board?
Begin finding your hard evidence.
Such as: quotes, references, good websites,
books, articles, the whole shebang.
If it's useful to you, save it. Put it on your
Either print it out or write it down.
Don't forget to reference along the way! If
you don't, you'll regret it!
Begin drafting. Section each part of your
sections; e.g. introduction/headline and
hook, body/paragraph 1/argument 1
(you get the idea).
Leave heaps of space between each so
you don't have arrows and things all
over the place.
Step 3 Cont.
Most importantly, make sure it flows.
When you draft it's best to write it out
first as when you type it up for your final
copy you will notice mistakes.
Read it backwards if you're prone to
spelling and punctuation errors. You
won't skim over them this way.
Type it up. PLEASE Spell Check.
Ensure you use all in-text referencing
If you need, separate your sections on
different pages until you're finished and
Put all your references on the last page.
If you're doing an oral, print it out first,
read through it aloud and then put it on
Remember to measure your hands!
Cardboard with numbering is essential,
you don't want to drop them!
Large easy to read font, perhaps Arial?
Step 4 Cont.
Before you finish, highlight all your text,
make sure it is the same colour, size
Check your line spacing and margins.
Have someone else look over it if you
And there you have it!