College Application Essay Assignment Calculator

Enter the due date for your assignment to get an instant plan of attack with links to advice and resources. Share with group members and add to your mobile home screen.

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1. Analyse the question (10%)

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  1. Identify the key components of an assignment question.
  2. Determine the required nature and extent of your response.
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2. Find information and evidence (15%)

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  1. Find information relevant to your assignments.
  2. Assess the results of a search strategy for quality and relevance.
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3. Take and sort your notes (15%)

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  1. Organise your ideas using note taking methods.
  2. Acknowledge the source of ideas and words of other authors.
  • Watch a UWA video on reading efficiently
  • Find tips on managing information in ACE
  • Read a Survival Guide on note-taking
  • Attend a reading and note-taking workshop
  • Watch a UWA video on referencing
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4. Develop your structure (10%)

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  1. Recognise the common structural elements and key features of written assignments
  2. Select an appropriate structure for responding to an assignment question.
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5. Write your draft (20%) 

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  1. Recognise the importance of showing your ‘voice’ in written assignments.
  2. Recognise the different ways evidence can be used in your assignment.
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6. Review your work (20%)

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  1. Follow a structured process for reviewing and proof-reading your work.
  • Refer to ACE to avoid plagiarism
  • Read a Survival Guide on active and passive voice
  • Watch a UWA video on polishing your writing
  • Watch a UWA video on improving common sentence errors
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7. Final steps (10%)

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  1. Format your assignment and check the requirements
  2. Use Turnitin or other tools as instructed

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8. Submission due

Be sure to submit it before the last-minute deadline 100%

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There's plenty of time left to complete your assignment if you keep to this plan. Here's a suggested planner to help you stay on track.

Want to stick to the times you've suggested for each stage? Then you should aim to complete…

Stage 1'Planning the task' by the end of
Stage 2'Sourcing and evaluating information' by the end of
Stage 3'Reading and note-making' by the end of
Stage 4'Making a plan' by the end of
Stage 5'Writing or preparing the assignment' by the end of
Stage 6'Editing and proofreading' by the end of
Stage 7'Printing and/or binding (if required)' by the end of

With this estimation you will complete your assignment with days to go. Why not use this time to improve the sections you feel least confident on, or to do further research at each stage?

See below for a suggestion of how to utilise the whole of your time.

Stage 1'Planning the task' by the end of
Stage 2'Sourcing and evaluating information' by the end of
Stage 3'Reading and note-making' by the end of
Stage 4'Making a plan' by the end of
Stage 5'Writing or preparing the assignment' by the end of
Stage 6'Editing and proofreading' by the end of
Stage 7'Printing and/or binding (if required)' by the end of

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