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.

  • Academic writing

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

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Using information from other sources

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

  • How to write a report

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

  • 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.

  • Formatting and presenting your assignments

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