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Study Skills

Assignment types

Understanding the types of assignments you may be expected to submit

At university, you will be asked by your lecturers to complete tasks that demonstrate you have learned the core material in your discipline.

These tasks may include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • critiques


  • literature reviews
  • annotated bibliography

For example, to demonstrate that you have read and understood a variety of texts, you may be asked to produce an annotated bibliography, to critique a book, a chapter of a book or a journal article.

Information on what these tasks involve and how to develop your writing skills is provided.

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Did you know that we run free study skills workshops?

Our workshops are for all students and can be delivered online and on-campus. If you want to know more, get in touch.


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