To begin with the end in mind, you need to follow three simple steps: Take a few moments to review the assignment and rubric with a pen and highlighter, making notes and underlining key elements the prof wants to see.
Once you know what the prof wants, you can write a one sentence reference that you can refer to whenever you feel like you’re going off course.
If you know that, you can write to the rubric and pick up easy points along the way.
Universities mandate that professors given students rubrics or some form of assessment guideline.
Make a list of three strengths and weaknesses you have as a writer.
Be mindful of the pitfalls and confident about your high points.
With all the things you have going on as a student, writing a paper can seem like a daunting task.
Many students opt to put off that daunting task, which ultimately leads to bad grades on papers that would otherwise have been easy A's.
So, here it is, step-by-step: Now, let’s take a look at a sample assignment.
Say you have to write a paper for your Linguistics class.