Tips to get you started on your assignment, including how to understand the assignment topic, plan your assignment, academic writing and formatting. 

  • Step-by-step guide to tackling assignments

    The most important thing to remember when starting your assignment is to start – and start early. These steps will help you to get going.

  • Assignment types

    Get an overview of the most common assignment types you may be asked to do as part of your studies.

  • Plan your assignment

    Planning your assignment will help you get focused and keep you on track. It will also help make writing your assignment easier.

  • Understand your assignment task

    Before you start your assignment make sure you understand what you have been asked to do.

  • Writing skills

    Information on academic writing and some tips to help you with your assignment writing skills.

  • Formatting and presenting assignments

    Find out how to format and present your assignments correctly before you submit them for marking.  You can also find a link to the Assessment Word Limit Policy on this page.