Types of assignments

Essays


Writing Essays and Other Assignments

  • A brief introduction to the assignment writing  process

Writing essays and other assignments

  • An in-depth look at how to write an essay, report or other academic assignment – what is “good” academic writing, how to interpret questions, how to research for and plan an assignment, and how to create an effective structure.

“A visual guide to essay writing”

  • Everything you need to know about  essay writing – with pictures!  [Rao, V.,  Chanock, K. & Krishnan, L. (2007) ]

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  • An on-line tutorial that “walks you through” how to research and write an essay.

 

 

Reports

Writing reports

  • An introduction to report writing, with examples of report structure.

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  • An overview of the elements of a good report (from Massey University)

Case Studies 

  • An on-line tutorial (with examples)  that explains how to complete a case study assignment (from RMIT University)

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  • An on-line tutorial that “walks you through” how to research and write a report.

 

Science writing

Writing a Scientific Paper

  • A brief introduction to scientific report structure.

Writing scientific reports

  • An interactive tutorial on how to write scientific reports, with examples from a range of disciplines (from  University of Sydney)

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  • An on-line tutorial that “walks you through” how to write a scientific paper.

Writing scientific papers

  • A useful e-book on writing and publishing  scientific papers. Cargill, M. & O’Connor, P. (2013). Writing scientific research articles. Chichester, UK; Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Print copy available at T11Car(2009).

 

Bibliographies

Writing an Annotated Bibliography

  • A brief introduction to writing an annotated bibliography.

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  • An on-line tutorial that “walks you through” how to write an annotated bibliography.

Critiques and reviews

Writing a critique

  • An introduction to critical analysis and how to write a critique.

Writing a literature review

  • An introduction to literature reviews:  purpose, creating a structure, and incorporating sources.

Writing with authority

  • How to incorporate sources into your writing in a scholarly way (video from RMIT University)