Check your Assignment on 10 Vital Points Before Submitting

Why are you writing the assignment? Of course, it is a part of your course curriculum or your faculty may have asked to write it. In most of the cases, writing one major assignment in each semester is mandatory and announced at the time of taking admission. You cannot avoid that task, neither can you make your assignments casual ones.


Here are ten vital points that you must consider while assignment writing. Always ensure that you have followed all these points before the final submission:

  1. Wait and review – After completing the assignment, keep it aside for an hour or in possible for a day.  When you are in writing mode, you made several conceptual mistakes, grammatical mistakes, and typos. If you review the paper right after completing it, your brain cannot fix the issues. So, wait and review.
  2. Chose undisturbed place–Never proofread an assignment in a hurry or while doing other chores. If you are proofreading, then just do that job only and do it in a quiet, undisturbed place.
  3. Fix the common mistakes first–Common mistakes mean the typos, headings, and subheadings. See whether the heading and subheadings are correctly written and whether they are relevant enough? Mark the typos that you could see while proofreading and make them correct.
  4. Read the paragraphs loudly and slowly–Your brain often skips the common words and terms. This means if you have written “couldn’t” but you want to mean “couldn’t”, your brain may skip that spelling. Sometimes “speaking” may be wrongly written as “speaking”. These are typos. You should go through each sentence carefully. Reading them aloud helps a lot.
  5. Check the referencing style–Check whether your citation and referencing style is as per the guidelines. Double-check them and ensure that your knowledge on that referencing style is up-to-date.
  6. Check the marking areas are correctly maintained–See the guidelines once again and ensure that marking areas are correctly maintained. Paper format, the methodology used, tables prepared, etc. all are parts of marking areas. Follow the guidelines in this matter and never miss a point. If you have missed anything you have to modify the assignment.
  7. Reconsider large sentences and paragraphs–Use fewer numbers of compound sentences. More you use “and”, “that”, or “who” types of conjunctions sentences get unnecessary long and sometimes lose relevance.  The same is true in the case of paragraphs. Segregate the paragraphs if they look too long.
  8. Word count–Word count is important in assignment writing. Don’t write a 2500 words’ paper if you are asked to write 2000 words. You can stretch up to 10%. Follow the guidelines and ask your mentor regarding the acceptable limit. In most of the cases, it carries marks.
  9. Check grammatical issues–Once you check your paper regarding all the above points, check for grammatical mistakes. At first, use any popular grammar checker and spot the common “in”, “at”, “is” types of omissions, then ensure more complex grammar issues like proper use of narrations and tenses, proper use of phrases and adjectives, and typical spellings mistakes as per the regional English you are using like US English or UK English.
  10. Check the cover page–Follow the guidelines once again in this matter. Design the cover page as per the instruction. Write nothing extra or do any decorative works if not asked.

Don’t miss the vital aspects of the assignment. Just writing an engaging and informative assignment is not enough if you are targeting high marks.

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