The notes for the 1st assignment are on the Wiki. By now you should be a little more familiar with what is where in the Wiki.
As you collect references to the research that informs the issue you are examining, you will save a lot of time if you pop the details into EndNote.
The next face to face session is in Week 5, on Saturday the 24th in G30 2.14. Off campus folk if they live within driving range are more than welcome to attend. The schedule (rough plan) for the day will be available shortly.