Write yourself a schedule, noting down when you're going to do each stage of your work. Start at the end - when does your work need to be submitted? Then work backwards planning when you're going to carry out research and write your assignment, upload and review drafts and then formally submit your final version.
Reduce stress with a two-step assignment approach
By getting your research and reading done early in the term, you can be confident that the time you set aside to write your assignment will be enough to get the job done. Watch the video below to see how Keira applies this approach to her work.
Organising assignment resources
A longer assignment inevitably involves large quantities of preparation work. You may need to organise and review lecture notes, class readings, websites, online tutorials, reading notes and drafts. Name all documents clearly and group them together in folders in a way that makes sense to you. By keeping materials in one place, you will save yourself time and stress in the long run. If you do not already have an effective system, try out some of the applications below.
You have access to Microsoft 365 applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel through your university account as well as cloud storage space on One Drive to save the documents you create. Saving your documents in the cloud means you don't have to carry around memory sticks, send documents to yourself or have multiple versions of documents. Everything is kept in one place. Note: to access your files you will need an internet connection.