In a perfect world, pick something you are truly interested in, as your excitement will run over and you will see it more pleasant to do. In case there was something you have been taking a shot at during the course so far that you have indeed enjoyed, you may have an opportunity to concentrate more on this as an element of your coursework. For science coursework, you will need to pick something to examine and analyze that can be actually measured, changed and controlled; it ought to be something what is known as a ‘fair test’, implying that you need to acknowledge every one of the controls you use in the experiment and explain why.
It is better not to pick a topic with a too broad scope, as you will for sure struggle to research it appropriately since it is unlikely that you will manage to do it fairly taking to account all the factors and fit into the word limit at the same time. Approach your instructor for some guidance on picking your topic in case you have not yet decided what to write about; they may give you a list with topics that where already taken by another students during the previous years, which might inspire you on some topic of your own.
Plan your time in advance
Never leave your coursework until the very last minute, regardless of the fact that this is your ordinary approach to deal with assignments and in most cases it works for you perfectly well. Ensure you are aware when the due dates are, including time for presenting a first rough draft for remarks from your instructor. At that point plan the time frames for working on each part, leaving enough time until the deadline in case if unexpected issues occur. Allow enough time to fix your work according to instructor’s comments as well as to edit and proofread it at the end.
Since only few actual deadlines will be announced, you will be fully responsible for planning the writing process on your own. It is a good idea to set several dates for each particular task and mark them in your calendar. That way all your work will be divided into stages with assigned dates and settled time frames to be completed. Few of those stages could be research and data gathering, the structure plan, writing up, and related.
Conducting your research and gathering data
Research is an essential part of coursework. Originally coursework is a research exercise. That is why the research process requires serious attitude and you should put some effort here before going straight to writing. Try gathering as many various resources as possible including books, journals, magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, anything that can help you in gathering relevant data.
Science or Geography coursework usually requires a hypothesis, which is a good start for your coursework as it will help you not to lose the direction of the main research. Hypothesis might be slightly changed while writing, nevertheless it is better to have it defined from the very beginning. On the research stage make notes, so you can later compare expectations with what actually has happened. The experiment itself is also a part of the research and data-gathering stage; in the write-up stage, you will have to analyze and present the results.