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The Assignment Process

When you're researching for an assignment, it can be hard to know where to start. Think about research and writing as a series of steps (even if you have to return to some steps a few times) and break down your assessment into manageable tasks.

Start with your task Prepare and collect Search and evaluate Develop and plan Write Reference and cite Edit and proofread

Copyright for images & video

When adding images, videos and other content that you did not create to your presentation or assignment

  • Make sure that you have permission to use this material. 
  • Look for Creative Commons (CC) licenced content
  • Content which has a CC licence may be free to download, adapt, distribute and transmit so long as you attribute or acknowledge the creator of the work.
  • Always check the exact terms of the licence before using the content.

About Creative Commons

Using a CC licensed material


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