Analysing assignment questions

Reading information about your assignment helps you identify:

  • The learning outcomes related to your assignment
  • The main parts of your assignment
  • The range of expected content/topics
  • The way your lecturer expects you to write

Check your study guide for assessment information (including assessment criteria to understand how your work will be graded).

Example assignment question

Example assignment question

Key words in assignment questions

Look for the important words that tell you what to write about, as well as the way your lecturer expects you to write.

Key words in assignment questions

Common instruction words

Check with your lecturer about what their instruction words mean (as lecturers sometimes have different expectations.)

Common instruction words

 

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