A clear structure for an assignment is fundamental to the writing process. It will save you time as you start to draft your assignment.

Without a clear structure, it becomes easy to write around your ideas rather than developing each idea in a logical fashion.

Structure your information according to the categories and themes you identified in step one. Then create an outline and ensure the information progresses in a logical order. This process may also identify gaps in your information which you can look into further.

Example assignment structure

  1. Ethical nature of inducing gambling
    1. Forms of gambling
      1. Casinos
      2. Lottery
      3. Betting
    2. Social impacts
      1. Crime
      2. Welfare
    3. Economic impacts
      1. Job growth
      2. Tax revenue
      3. Tourism