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Succeeding in postgraduate study
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3.1 Approaching the question

As with your reading, you should try to engage actively with the assignment question and its required content. Determine whether the assignment expects you to draw upon course materials, external sources or a combination of both for evidence to support your answers. Approach the question by: checking any guidance notes carefully, splitting the question into its components, and looking closely at the ‘process words’ – recall that we looked at some of these at the end of Session 2. You will need to set aside some time to draft a plan (or outline) before you start writing, and also need time to review what you have written afterwards, to make sure that you keep to the question set, by referring back to it as you write.