Types of assignments

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Types of assignments

The types of assignment depend upon the university you are studying in, as each university has different type of structure and curriculum. Generally, below are some examples of types of assignment that are followed in majority of the assignments.

  • Project Report
  • Essay
  • Case Study
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Critical Review
  • Literature Review or Systematic Literature Review
  • Reflective Report or Reflective Essay
  • Practical Write-up
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation
  • Quiz
Task Purpose Audience Tone Structure
Project Report To convey information that has been gathered through research and examination of information
  • Peers
  • Academic executives
  • Fact-based
  • Succinct
  • Logical flow
  • Understandable structure
  • Active voice
  • Preliminary section (Introduction and abstract)
  • Main Body
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendation
  • Appendices
Essay To inform, persuade, explain or entertain about the given topic Academicians
  • Formal
  • Fact-based
  • Logical Flow of ideas
  • Active voice
  • Use of simple and academic language
  • Introduction
  • Body
  • Conclusion
Case Study
  • To examine a particular case
  • To allow students to get deep understanding about the topic
  • To make suggestions and conclusion about the topic
  • Public
  • Academicians as well as students
  • Factual
  • Precise
  • Easy to understand
  • Introduction
  • Literature
  • Review
  • Method
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
Annotated Bibliography
  • To inform the reader of about the relevance of the source
  • To inform about the quality of the sources
  • Academicians
  • Researcher consumers
  • Scholarly
  • Objective
  • The bibliographical information
  • The explanation of the topic
Critical Review To gain a deep insight about the paper and to also determine the future scope of the paper
  • Peers
  • Interested people in your profession
  • Claim and Evidence
  • Approach
  • Present tense
  • Third Person
  • Summary
  • Critique
  • Conclusion and Reference
Literature review
  • To show your insight about the subject area
  • To figure out which source is important and adds to the subject
  • To make sure how your work fills the gap in writing
  • Research paper writers
  • Academicians
  • Fellow peers and professionals
  • Professional
  • Objective
  • Scholarly
  • Introduction
  • Main body
  • Conclusion
Reflective Report or Reflective Journals
  • Identify key articles on a topic
  • Evaluate usefulness of articles in relation to topic
  • Inform others
  • Researchers
  • Academics
  • Fellow professionals
  • Formal
  • Objective
  • Title of work listed alphabetically by author
  • Indented 1-2 paragraph summary and critique in relation to topic
Reflective journal
  • To explore the positive and negative aspect of an experience
  • To help in implementing the theoretical concepts in practicality
  • Yourself
  • Formal
  • Can use 1st person pronouns
  • Subjective
  • The structure is determined by the objective of the task.
Research Paper
  • To focus on an issue
  • To make consistent contention
  • Peer and professionals
  • Students
  • Academicians
  • Neutral language
  • Informative
  • Understanding
  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
Dissertations To display the ability of displaying the research findings and analysis of the data and other existing theories
  • Academician
  • Researcher
  • Formal
  • Logical arguments
  • Consistent flow of idea
  • Preliminary Pages: Title page
    Abstract
    Copyright
    Dedication
    Table of Contents
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    List of Abbreviation
    Acknowledgements
  • Main Body: Main text Methodology Results and Discussion Conclusion References Appendices
Quiz Evaluation of student’s knowledge about the subject matter
  • Academician
  • MCQ
  • Online

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