Types of Assignments

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Bartlett, Cristy and Derrington, Kate. 2021. "Types of Assignments." Bartlett, Cristy, Cawthray, Tyler, Clark, Linda, Conway, Sam, Derrington, Kate, Devi, Aruna, Frederiks, Anita, Gunton, Lyndelle, Hargreaves, Wendy, Howarth, Debi, Irvine, Sarah, Jeffers, Marjorie, Lovric, Kristen, McGregor, Rowena, Peters, Emma, Pickstone, Leigh, Retallick, Bianca, Rose, Yvonne, Sahay, Akshay, Schultz, Susanne, Sachdeva, Karanpal Singh, Thangavelu, Anbarasu and Tweedale, Robyn (ed.) Academic Success. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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Types of Assignments

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Book TitleAcademic Success
AuthorsBartlett, Cristy (Author) and Derrington, Kate (Author)
EditorsBartlett, Cristy, Cawthray, Tyler, Clark, Linda, Conway, Sam, Derrington, Kate, Devi, Aruna, Frederiks, Anita, Gunton, Lyndelle, Hargreaves, Wendy, Howarth, Debi, Irvine, Sarah, Jeffers, Marjorie, Lovric, Kristen, McGregor, Rowena, Peters, Emma, Pickstone, Leigh, Retallick, Bianca, Rose, Yvonne, Sahay, Akshay, Schultz, Susanne, Sachdeva, Karanpal Singh, Thangavelu, Anbarasu and Tweedale, Robyn
Year2021
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
ISBN9780648769842
Web Address (URL)https://usq.pressbooks.pub/academicsuccess/chapter/types-of-assignments/
Abstract

Assignments are a common method of assessment at university. You may encounter many assignments over your years of study, yet some will look quite different from others. By recognising different types of assignments and understanding the purpose of the task, you can direct your writing skills effectively to meet task requirements. This chapter draws on the skills from the previous chapter, and extends the discussion, showing you where to aim with different types of assignments.

The chapter begins by exploring the popular essay assignment, with its two common categories, analytical and argumentative essays. It then examines assignments requiring case study responses, as often encountered in fields such as health or business. This is followed by a discussion of assignments seeking a report (such as a scientific report) and reflective writing assignments, common in nursing, education and human services. The chapter concludes with an examination of annotated bibliographies and literature reviews. The chapter also has a selection of templates and examples throughout to enhance your understanding and improve the efficacy of your assignment writing skills.

Keywordsuniversity, success, academic skills, study skills, assignments, assessments
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
390303. Higher education
Public Notes

The book ‘Academic Success’, is a derivative of ‘College Success’ by Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

Byline AffiliationsLibrary Services
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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