Types of Assignments
Types of Assignments
|Book Chapter Category||Textbook (chapter)|
|Book Title||Academic Success|
|Authors||Bartlett, Cristy (Author) and Derrington, Kate (Author)|
|Editors||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|
|Publisher||University of Southern Queensland|
|Place of Publication||Toowoomba, Australia|
|Web Address (URL)||https://usq.pressbooks.pub/academicsuccess/chapter/types-of-assignments/|
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.
|Keywords||university, success, academic skills, study skills, assignments, assessments|
|ANZSRC Field of Research 2020||461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified|
|390303. Higher education|
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 Affiliations||Library Services|
|Institution of Origin||University of Southern Queensland|
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