Make sure you have read and understand your assignment.
- Make sure you read the whole assignment - no one wants to get their grade knocked down just because they didn't take the time to read all the requirements. The fine details are important!
- If you're not sure about what you're being asked to do, ask your instructor - it's better to clear up any misconceptions before you start on your project.
- You may find it useful to start taking notes while you're reading through your assignment - jot down what you're thinking and questions you have - to help get your thinking started on your assignment.