Assignments

The trick to assignment writing is getting started. Find information on how to plan your assignments, academic writing, assignment types and more.

What lecturers want in your assignments

Lecturers/tutors set different kinds of assignments as part of your course to check what you think, know, understand and/or can do as a result of completing a section of the work or course. As well as understanding what you have to do to complete an assignment, it’s important that you know what the lecturers/tutor is looking for or testing.

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Types of assignments

Your assignments will often be in the form of an essay or a report, but there are a number of other assignment types that you may have to do during your studies. 

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Using information from other sources

Assignment writing often involves incorporating information from published sources into your own work to support your ideas.

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How to improve your writing

You’ll find your writing skills will improve as you get further through your studies, but at first having to do assignments and write using academic English can be a challenge.

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Academic writing

The writing you need to do for your assignments is different to every-day writing. It is more formal, objective and structured.

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Step-by-step guide to assignment writing

When you’re undertaking tertiary study there are often a lot of assignments and writing to do, which can be daunting at first. The most important thing to remember is to start - and start early.

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How to write a report

Reports generally involve presenting your investigation and analysis of information or an issue, recommending actions and making proposals.

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Formatting and presenting your assignments

Formatting and presenting your assignment correctly is important because almost all assignments include marks for presentation.

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