Well, it may sound obvious but it's worth repeating.... READ your assignment instructions carefully.
Identify the active verbs in the learning outcomes for each module. These indicate what you will be expected to do to demonstrate that you have met those objectives.
Keep these in mind as you start thinking about your assignment. What do you need to find out? What supporting information is required?
Misinterpreting the assignment question is one of the most common ways to lose marks and it can easily be avoided.
Assignment types indicate to you the style and structure which your teacher expects the information you are presenting to be in.
Typical assignment types include:
For more information see the Guide Types of Assignment.
Answering these questions will give you a sound framework in which to develop a useful search strategy