Cracking the Assignment Code


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Cracking the Assignment Code

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Sometimes, assignments can be absolutely confusing. You want to do your best but aren't quite sure what's expected of you. It's even worse when these expectations aren't said aloud, just assumed. Even an educationprofessional falls victim now and again. But there are reliable ways that you can crack this secret code and tricks to ensure that you do as well as you possibly could. Start here and work your way to the top. You'll crack the assignment code eventually!


Learn What Is and Isn't Allowed


Schools usually have a list of sites, tools and activities that are against school policy. Having a friend do your writingassignment for you, for example, is usually against their rules. In some places, however, searchingfor “assignment writing service Australia” online is allowed as many can find free examples there to get motivated or to come across a few ideas valuable for research.

Your professor might dislike the quotes from particular sources or forbid the use of certain arguments. Do yourself a service and learn what these are. You'll gain some brownie points for avoiding them.


Consider What Your Instructor Emphasizes


Teachers and professors are only humans, despite what you may think of some. Because of this, they have intrinsic biases. If you pay close attention to what they're saying, you can usually pick up on their feelings about the subject. A history professor from Australia might focus on how the Australian army acted in World War II. Giving them this same argument from this side can help you get a better grade because you're sharing the same interest.


Long Enough to Cover Everything...


There's a saying:  “A paper should be long enough to cover everything, but short enough to be interesting.” Many find it to be a good saying. When you set out to write your paper, you need to make sure that all of the important ideas are covered. Leaving any out might spell disaster for your paper. Instructors will notice if you forget to mention the war in the Pacific when discussing World War II.


...Short Enough to Be Interesting


And this is the second part of that saying. Just because you need to cover everything does not mean custom dictates you must recite it “War and Peace” style. Keep your paper short, sweet and up to a point. Otherwise, you're going to lose the attention of whoever is grading it, which won't leave a good impression. Make it an easy, engaging and educating read. Your teacher, who probably has a lot more to go through, will be grateful.


Judge the Tone


There are times when a joking, funny tone is acceptable or even preferred. Some instructors enjoy assigning silly paper topics to their class. Then there are times when you need to be somber and respectful. Cracking a joke in a paper about the Holocaust won't win you any friends and certainly will not help your relationship with your professor. Learn how to differentiate between the tones in an assignment. If it's serious, don't try to lighten the mood.


Compare With Classmates


It's highly unlikely that you'll figure out your professor's code all by yourself. Instead, it's a good idea to turn to classmates for help. Discussing assignments with your fellow students can bring to light things that you have never noticed before giving more clarity to your assignments. If your group can piece more and more together, the chances of succeeding only grow. At the same time, you'll also be teaching those around you. Share the wealth (of knowledge), right?


Finding out the dos and don'ts of an assignment can be frustrating. But, with careful research, a good study group and keeping a close eye on the professor, you can manage it!

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