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8 Tips To Your Students To Enhance The Quality Of Their Assignments

You usually ask your students to submit top-notch assignments but you don’t know the factors that make their assignments top-notch. If this situation represents your case, this article will be the guide you need to give to your students to write top-notch assignments.

Here, we will discuss eight tips that will help your students improve the quality of their assignments. We have found these tips after interviewing multiple teachers regarding the factors on which they examine assignments. So, let’s get to the tips straight away.

8 Tips to Write High-Quality Assignments:

No matter which type of assignment you want to write, you can take assistance from the following tips to increase its quality.

1. Understand the Intent of the Assignment Topic:

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Irrespective of the assignment subject, your first and foremost task is understanding the title of your assignment correctly. What does this mean?

It means correctly understanding the intent of a topic. Since the content quality is directly proportional to understanding the title’s intent, a better understanding will allow you to approach the assignment better. So, if the topic’s title seems confusing at first, you can ask your instructor. But you should never ignore this tip.

2. Check the Assignment’s Due Date:

Once you have correctly understood the intent of your assignment’s topic, the next task is to check the assignment’s due date. This way, you can plan ahead and start working earlier.

Now, planning ahead and starting working earlier may seem obvious, but it can significantly impact the quality of your work. So, start working on your topic earlier to gather and produce a better quality assignment. Plus, your creative juices will flow better when you don’t have the pressure of time shortage.

Thus, this step is another crucial phase in producing a high-quality assignment. So, we recommend paying close attention to this tip.

3. Learn the Art of Effective Researching:

The benefit of getting started on your assignment early is that you can perform in-depth research on your topic. However, the term ‘in-depth research’ doesn’t mean opening the web pages from the first SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).

Undoubtedly, first-page results are a great way to start the research phase. But if you want to produce a quality assignment, you should not restrict your research to the first page results only. So, let’s see a few tips on effectively researching an assignment topic. 

The ideal way to research data for an academic assignment is by exploring Google Scholar. Undoubtedly, you can take assistance from books, journals, and newspapers. But Google Scholar has modernized the research for academic writing.

Google Scholar is similar to Google. However, the data on Google Scholar is dedicated to academic purposes, as it contains scholarly articles for every topic. So, consider the following tips while researching data for your assignment.

  • Identify the main keywords in your topic.
  • Then, rephrase your topic’s title with the help of those keywords to filter the data. Alternatively, you can also turn your title into a question and search for its answers on Google Scholar.
  • Since Google Scholar works like Google, you can try Boolean operators while researching a topic’s data.

4. Plan Ahead the Outline of Your Topic:

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While researching, you should note the key points from scholarly articles and web pages. This way, when you move to the writing phase, you will already have an outline of the points you want to cover.

Obviously, you can alter the existing points and research more as you write. But the noted points will give an idea about the layout of your assignment and how you want to shape your assignment.

5. Try to Keep Things As Simple as Possible:

The key to the content quality of an assignment is easy-to-read and unjumble wording. So, to make a good impression on your instructor, try to keep things as simple as possible. But this doesn’t mean including slang and bland wording.

Sometimes, students do not know any suitable formal words. In such a case, they can take assistance from a paraphrasing tool.

Most cutting-edge paraphrasing tools work on AI, GPT-3, and NLP algorithms. So, they will not only convert the bland words to appropriate words according to the context but also work on the sentence structure and content flow. However, after running your content through the best paraphrasing tools, we still recommend proofreading your content.

6. Check Your Content for Grammatical Errors and Typos:

The next tip is to check the content of your assignment for grammatical and spelling errors. This tip may seem obvious. But students often miss it. That is why we are not disregarding it.

Spelling and grammatical errors can not only negatively impact your grades, but can also ruin your reputation as a writer. Therefore, we recommend running a quick scan for typos and grammatical errors before finalizing your assignment.

7. Do Not Copy-Paste Content:

According to a study, almost 30% of students plagiarize the content of every assignment they write. Moreover, college presidents have admitted that the ratio of plagiarism in assignments has increased by 55% in the last decade. That’s the impact of the internet on students’ creativity.

Thus, avoiding plagiarism should be your priority when working on an assignment, project report, or any writing task.

8. Add Relevant Media to Your Assignment

Including relevant media, like infographics, graphs, and images can quickly boost the quality of your assignment. However, when it comes to including images, you can’t pick any image from the internet because if you do, you will fall into copyright infringement. That is why you should only focus on royalty-free photos.

As far as the graphs or infographics are concerned, you can create them from scratch with the help of tools like Canva,’ ‘Visme, etc. But you should credit the source from which you have taken the data for an infographic or graph. This way, you can avoid any possible copyright infringement issues.

Conclusion:

Every student wants to produce a top-notch assignment for stellar grades. But writing a high-quality assignment is more than just describing a relevant topic.

Besides the material of the assignment, teachers consider several things when examining an assignment. So, after interviewing several teachers, we have prepared a comprehensive guide on how you can enhance the quality of your assignments.

However, after implementing the above-discussed tips, we recommend asking your instructor for personal feedback. This way, when you work on your instructor’s recommendation in the next assignment, you can improve more.

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