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Assignment Planning: Edit
This sections outlines the steps involved in planning and writing your assignment
Congratulations! You've completed the first draft of your assignment. However, you still have a wee bit to do; you need to check the content, proofread for spelling and grammar and then check your references. This is why it's a good idea to not leave things to the last minute.
Take a break and then...
Read your essay. Print it out first, don't read it off a screen. Read it out loud - this will slow you down a little and help you pick up things that need to be changed. Consider asking someone to read the draft; it's good to get a second opinion. A second reader will be able to tell you if you've made clear and logical arguments and can make suggestions to improve your writing.
Check for the following:
Have you met the requirements of the assignment brief?
Does the introduction introduce what you are going to say?
Do you communicate your arguments and ideas in the main body?
Does the conclusion conclude (summarise and comment)?
Do your argument progress logically, from one idea to the next?
Is the paragraph order correct? Could you change paragraphs around to make thm read better?
Is there anything missing? Is there anything that needs to be taken out?
You may need to make a few revisions - that's fine. Once you're happy with the content then: