Understanding assessment tasks

Assignments are a key part of being a student. It is important that you approach each assignment with a plan so that you have the best chance of success.

What to do with your assignment instructions

When you get your assignment instructions, it is a good idea to start planning how you are going to complete it. The first step is to review your assignment task so that you understand:


  • What is expected of you
  • The areas you will need to focus on
  • The types of sources you will need to refer to and draw upon
  • How your assignment will be structured
  • How long the assignment should be

Here are some resources to help you start:

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