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EH 102: The 1960s (Halbrooks): Step 1: Understand the Assignment


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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