Many students prefer coursework, because it’s a chance to showcase your academic abilities away from the high-pressured environment of the exam room, making it ideal for those who don’t perform to the best of their abilities in exams.
However, the time you have available for coursework, in contrast with the time constraints of the exam room, can lull some students into a false sense of security.
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When you’re writing up, it’s important to find a place where you can work quietly, without distractions that could cause you to make careless errors.
It’ll look slightly different from an essay plan for science subjects and others that revolve around project work, but the principle is the same: plan out what order you’re going to present your information in.
For big projects, this is particularly important, because with a lot of information to convey, you risk being disorganised and waffling.
Use as many different resources as you can to gather data: books, journals, newspapers, television, radio, the internet and anything else you think might be relevant.
For science and Geography coursework, you’ll need to base your work on a hypothesis, so the research stage should start by coming up with at least one hypothesis, otherwise your research will lack direction.
In the research stage, make notes about what you expect to happen, so that you can later compare your expectations with what actually did happen.
The experiment itself also forms part of the research and data-gathering stage for your science coursework; in the write-up stage, which we come onto shortly, you analyse and write up the results.