Here is some advice to help you get on the right track with the completion and preparation of assignments:
It really does pay to try to get started with your assignments as early as possible. Always read the question carefully. Underlining key words and ‘unpacking’ the question can help you understand the main elements and different sections to the task. Then you can move on to planning out your answer and brainstorming initial ideas.
Don’t procrastinate, there’s no time like the present to get started. If you’re lacking direction or motivation, do some background reading on the subject/task to get you started and build your confidence and motivation. Don’t leave assignments to the last minute; there’s no need to do so, and it will save you lots of anxiety and stress if you don’t.
If you’re not sure how to write a particular assignment, such as literature review, business report or mini case study – take a look at the learning support folder within UTS online (undergraduate forum or postgraduate/EMBA forum) which has examples of the different assignment tasks plus help and advice on how to structure them, as well as other useful study skill related resources.
The UTS Business School Guide to Writing Assignments is also a very useful resource explaining the requirements for assignment writing. You can download a copy from the Business School website.