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Doing Assignments: A Guide for Second & Third Year Students: Types of Assignments


Assignments are one of the ways that you learn to work in an academic context and they give you lots of skills such as researching, writing as well as learning more about how to think about an issue or topic.

Assignments are also alot of work.  This Guide aims to make assignment work easier for you.

Types of Assignments

Usually you will be given important information about your assignmernt.  If not it is a good idea to clarify:

Date it is due

Word Count


Referencing Requirements

What you are going to get marks for/assessment criteria