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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.

Some example tasks include:

  • essays
  • reports
  • critiques


  • literature review assignments
  • annotated bibliography
  • reflections

Follow the links below to learn more about each of these genres.

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Did you know CDU Language and Learning Advisors offer a range of study support options?


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