When completing an assignment you must ensure that you comply with all the requirements of the brief. It is important that the brief is fully met as this will reduce the chance of amendments being requested and will ensure that the client is satisfied with the work. If the original assignment brief has not been met then we may need to refund the client and you will not be paid for the work. Some guidance on how to meet the assignment brief is included below:

  • Check that you have all necessary information

You should check to see whether the client has included any attachments and, if so, read them thoroughly. You should also check the ‘Additional Requirements’ field of the assignment brief as this may contain important information relating to the order.

  • Request more information if required

We ask all clients to provide us much information about their assignment as possible. For full details on the information we request from the client please follow this link. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all necessary information to complete the assignment on time and to the required standard. You may, therefore; need to request additional information from the client. This request should be made within the first 24 hours of receiving the assignment brief. Please note that it is not acceptable to request additional information from the client on the day of the deadline.

  • Read and re-read the assignment brief

A common complaint amongst our clients is that the brief has been misinterpreted. This can be avoided by reading the assignment brief and then reading it through again before you start work. You should also refer back to the assignment brief regularly when working on an assignment to ensure that what you are writing is focussed and actually answers the assignment brief.

  • Use all additional information sent by the client

Clients will often send many attachments relating to their order, including assignment criteria, learning outcomes and lecture notes. The client will have sent these to help you so you must refer to them when writing the assignment. Failure to do so may result in the client being dissatisfied with the work completed.

  • Do not waste words

In our experience, some writers tend to pad out assignments with unnecessary words, just to meet the word count. However, this is not acceptable. Clients pay for their order based on the number of words and they expect these words to relate directly to their assignment brief. It is likely that if you are padding out the assignment with unnecessary words and phrases, it will not meet the assignment brief. Instead, you should develop clear and concise, focused arguments that are correctly referenced and use the word count wisely.

The guidance above should help you to complete good-quality, well-written assignments each and every time. Please be aware that in the majority of cases you will be given a word count (e.g., 2,000 words) and you can write 10% above that, but no more than 1% below. You can include as many appendices as you like, just make sure they are all relevant. The contents page, references, bibliography and appendices are not included in the word count. All graphs and diagrams must be relevant and explained.


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