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AIS 101: Adult Learning: Step 1: Understand the Assignment

A brief guide to library resources for students in AIS 101: Theories and Principles of Adult Learning at the University of South Alabama.


In order to complete an assignment successfully, you need to understand it - its purpose, your audience, the type of evidence you'll need to support your ideas, the writing style you should use, and the rules of the assignment (such as the due date, length, and citation style requirements). Understanding your assignment is an essential first step towards a good English Composition paper.


  • Read the assignment carefully when it is assigned, and again before you begin working on the assignment.
  • Ask your instructor questions if you don’t understand any part of the assignment.

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