How to write an assignment

what is this topic about?

Written assignments at university won't always be the familiar essay. You need to be prepared to tackle whatever they throw at you - from the 500-word research summary to the 10,000-word dissertation, and everything in between; this topic will get you thinking about the different skills needed to write different assignments. You'll also find out that there's more to the writing process than just writing, try out some strategies for overcoming 'writer's block', and find out how to write like an academic.

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when you've done this topic, you'll be able to:

who should do this topic?

This topic is aimed at undergraduate university students who want to write better assignments. College students and postgrads might also find some pages useful.

how long will this topic take?

There's an activity on each page of this topic, which will take you no more then 10 minutes to complete. It should take you about 1 hour to work through the whole topic.

what do I need to know before I do this topic?

You don't need any prior knowledge to do this topic.

do I need any equipment or resources to do this topic?

For some of the activities in this topic, you'll need a pen and some paper.

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