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I'm doing an assignment

Information to help you prepare a successful assignment.

What is your assignment really about?

Understand your assignment task before you start! Try these resources.

Study & planning skills

The University of Sydney's First Year Experience series, although a decade old, has some valuable tips for new students.

Assignment tips

Planning your Assignment

There are many ways to plan for a successful assignment - it's useful to choose what suits you as a researcher, so several options are included here:

Assignment Strategies

Using Mind Maps or Concept Maps

Using Mind Maps or Concept Maps are often a useful way to organise your thoughts about a new topic.  There are basically four different types of Mind Map, though a Hierarchical or Spider Mind Map are usually the most useful for organising your research.  Mind Maps can assist you to identify the main concepts, and the relationships between concepts:

 

Hierarchical Mind Maps                           Spider Mind Maps                 Mind Maps can get messy, but are useful! 

  

   "Hand drawn mindmap" by Austin Kleon 

They use colour, images and hierarchical grouping of concepts.

Free MindMap Software


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