Once you have completed any background reading, map your ideas.

Mapping your ideas sharpens the focus of your assignment and assists in determining search terms when you begin researching. Use a concept map to help organise your thinking and goals for the assignment. Concept maps are also called mind maps.

Your tutor can advise if your concepts and ideas are on the right track. Watch the video below (view transcript).

Try not to spend too much time organising the material. It is more important to record all your ideas.