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AssignmentsGet higher marks: answer the question, plan and write, then polish your assignment.

STUDYSmarter helps UWA students improve their academic skills and get more out of their studies. For more tips, check out our Survival Guides, YouTube videos and other GETSmart resources.

Quick tips

  1. Review the question
    • Read the guidelines first!
    • Break down the assignment question
    • Look for task words
    • Identify the assignment format
    • Find style examples in your discipline
    • Gather your notes and sources
    • Do some general reading
    • Use STUDYSmarter’s Assignment Calculator
    • Seek advice
  2. Get started
    • Brainstorm your ideas
    • Organise your ideas
    • Plan your structure
    • Start writing early
    • Alternate between reading and writing
    • Use discipline-appropriate language
    • Keep track of your sources
  3. Finish and polish
    • Check for logic and flow
    • Restructure if needed
    • Edit for clear and concise sentences
    • Proofread for spelling and grammar
    • Check your referencing and citations
    • Check you’ve followed the guidelines
    • Submit! 

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