Read the Prompt First
Every teacher has certain expectations from each assignment. Students must follow these requirements exactly, or they will be marked down. Before beginning the assignment, students should carefully read through the writing prompt. They should take note of the writing style and citation guidelines that must be used. In addition, they should pay attention to any expectations about the type of writing prompt, research requirements and word count. As the student writes, they should regularly check the prompt again to make sure that they have not strayed from the assignment's scope. They should also read through the writing prompt before they submit the assignment to make sure that they followed the directions exactly.