"Are you paying attention?"
Before you can begin, do you understand your assignment?
If not, reread what your teacher gave you. I'm sure it is there somewhere in your assignment.
Still have a question about what you have to do?
Ask your teacher. Do not be afraid. Everyone has questions. You are not the only one. Do this privately if you are embarrassed.
Do you have a timeline for this assignment?
Mark a calendar with due dates so that you are prepared.