Workshop: Understanding assignments

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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

Useful resources for understanding your assignments

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