Topic outline

  • Attend this workshop (face-to-face or online)

    Additional material

    The information, resources and activities below are useful to:

    • prepare for the workshop
    • access if you are unable to attend
    • refresh your understanding after the workshop.

    Watch the video (2 minutes, 43 seconds)

    Key points from the video:

    • Always check your task instructions in the early stages, before you start writing.
    • Make sure you understand all parts of the assignment.
    • Your task instructions might explain the structure, formatting and type of assignment.
    • The task instructions are usually in your Course Outline, but check your Course site for more information (e.g. feedback forms, assessment tabs, links & guides).
    • When analysing the assignment task, identify:
      • the content words which show what you have to focus on
      • the instruction words which tell you how to approach the content
      • the limits of the assignment.

    Analyse your own assignment task

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