This is a really useful and comprehensive guide for Chinese students about the essential academic skills needed for successful study in higher education in the UK. It covers all skill areas as well as general information for Chinese students new to the UK academic environment.
Chapter 4: Assignments, Assessment and Feedback
Assignments, Assessment and Feedback
In UK education systems, assessments of your progress are normally made with ‘assignments’, which are usually in the form of essays and reports, although you will also have many other types of assessment such as in-class tests, multiple-choice tests, presentations and debates. Furthermore, there are many different types of essays and reports.
This chapter shows you how to write standard essays and reports. Make sure you always check with your tutor's instructions for the exact requirementsof your assignment. This chapter also covers other types of academic writing such as reflective writing, portfolios, team projects and persuasive writing for marketing modules etc. Your assignments are very important because they are the main way that you will be assessed for ...