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									An assignment is a piece of work that has been appointed to a person.
Also known as homework, an assignment refers to a task assigned to
students by their teachers to be completed mostly outside of class.
Teachers assign homework for many reasons. The assignment can help you
review and practice what you've covered in class; get ready for the next
day's class; learn to use resources, such as libraries, reference
materials and the Internet to find information about a subject; explore
subjects more fully than classroom time permits; and integrate learning
by applying many different skills to a single task, such as preparing
book reports or science projects.This article outlines a simple but
effective approach to finding information for your assignment, whether it
is for the arts, for history, or for whatever subject/course that you
have enrolled in. 1. Define your topic.The first step in doing your
assignment is to make sure you understand the topic. Analyzing the main
concepts or keywords in your assignment to help you develop a search
strategy. It is good to ask: What do you already know about the topic and
what do you need to find out?2. Gather background information. Learning
about a new subject area can be daunting but resources exist that give
you a general overview of your assignment. Use dictionaries and
encyclopedias to find definitions and background information about your
assignment. 3. Find books and journal articles about your assignment. Now
would be a good time to find published materials that relate to your
assignment. Information comes in very different formats these days and
you are expected to use a wide variety of information sources to support
your arguments in your assignment. 4. Find information on the Internet.
The Internet can be a rich source of information about your assignment
but not everything will be useful or appropriate for research use. Web
resources should be carefully evaluated and used in conjunction with the
scholarly resources found in your school's library. It is important to
remember that this information should supplement other sources of
information.5. Evaluate your sources. Before handing in your assignment,
you will need to evaluate sources that you find yourself. Think
critically about the facts that you find because the quality of your
information will help to determine the quality of your assignment.6. Cite
your sources. Avoid plagiarism by citing all the sources of information
you use in your assignment. You can opt to use the APA or MLA citation
formats. 7. Write your assignment. Organize your information so you can
find what you need when you need it. An assignment must contain coherent
arguments that are clearly and logically written. It must be structured.
Write a first draft for your assignment, reading it through carefully,
then writing an improved final draft. This allows you to improve the
structure and style of your writing and to check whether the assignment
is too long or too short, and to correct any mistakes.Find out from your
teacher how the assignment is to be presented. Does it need a cover
sheet? What information has to go on this cover sheet? Do all the pages
need numbering? Once you have all done these steps, you can now hand in
your assignment with confidence.

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