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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.

Study Skills workshops

Contact our Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP) staff for more information about free academic skills and study help workshops.

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