It is super, super, super important to fully understand (1) what your assignment asks of you, and (2) what you are writing about.
I’m saying this because I just had to retract about ~20% of what I’ve written for my assignment because I realized that I was not answering the assignment brief at all.
Now, that’s all good now because I realized my mistake and thankfully still have a few more days to work on the assignment. And thankfully, I emailed my tutor last week to reclarify everything, which helps.
Now I’m just imagining if I had not emailed her to ask her to clarify things. That would’ve meant that I spent all that time writing for nothing.
*gulp* That would’ve costed me a good solid chunk of my marks, don’t you think so?