Develop a purpose

Good writing always has a clear purpose. It outlines the key ideas of an argument or idea in a consistent and logical way. And your assignment is not exception. So when you're coming up with the purpose, think about:

  • the question – what you have to do to answer each part of your question
  • your argument – the point you're trying to make

Your argument is the message you want to leave in your reader's mind. It answers the question, 'What do I think about this topic?'

  • your assessment criteria – what you have to do to get the mark that you want
  • your audience – who will see your work and what they're looking for
  • how you can make your work more interesting
  • whether you have a choice in the way you can present your information.
Your work will be marked on whether you've made your point in a clear and interesting way.