Assignment submission guidelines

Organise the assignment as a formal document.

The first page must have Your name, student Id, unit name and number, assignment name and number, submission date and the declaration that the work you are submitting is your original work. The second page must have a ‘Table of Content’.

All tasks / criteria’s of an assignment should be in a single flowing document. If you are using different file types, eg ppt, blogs, videos etc to support the assignment, include the links of other files in the main document and upload the different files in the submission area as well.

The individual essays should follow a structure.

Example 1 of an essay structure :


Example 2 of an essay structure :


Read the assignment criteria(verbs used) carefully

Describe – Give a clear description that includes all the relevant features – think of it as ‘planting a picture with words’.

Define – Clearly explain what a particular term means and give an example, if appropriate, to show what you mean.

Design – Create a plan, proposal or outline to illustrate a straightforward concept or idea.

Explain – to make something clear or easy to understand by describing or giving information about it. More difficult than ‘Describe’ or ‘List’, so it can help to give an example to show what you mean. Start by introducing the topic and then give the how and why.

Identify – Point out or choose the right one or give a list of the main features

Illustrate – Include examples or a diagram to show what you mean.

Interpret – Define or explain meaning of something

List – Provide the information in a list rather than continuous writing.

Outline – Write a clear description but not a detailed one.

Plan – Work out and plan how you would carry out a task or activity

State – Write a clear and full account

Summarise – Write down or articulate briefly the main points or essential features.

Assess – is to make a decision about a person or situation after considering all the information. Measuring the effectiveness of something.

Analyse – to study or examine something in detail, in order to discover more about it. Identify separate factors, say how they are related and how each one contributes to the topic.

Compare / Contrast – Identify the main factors that apply in two or more situations and explain the similarities and differences or advantages and disadvantages.

Demonstrate – Provide several relevant examples or related evidence which clearly support the arguments you are making. This may include showing practical skills.

Design – Create a plan, proposal or outline to illustrate a relatively complex concept or idea

Explain in detail – Provide details and give reasons and/or evidence to clearly support the arguments you are making

Justify how/why – Give reasons or evidence to support your opinion or view to show how you arrived at these conclusions.

Appraise – Consider positive and negatives points, give a reasoned judgement.

Comment Critically – Give your view after you have considered all the evidence, in particular decide the importance of all the relevant positive and negative aspects.

Criticise – Review a topic or issue objectively and weigh up both positive and negative points before making a decision.

Draw conclusions – Use the evidence you have provided to reach a reasoned judgement.

Evaluate – Review the information then bring it together to form a conclusion. Give evidence for each of your views or statement. Evaluation is judgemental, is applied against standards , shows shortfalls. [points to consider – strengths, weaknesses, scope, constraints, further improvements].

Evaluate critically – Decide the degree to which a statement is true or the importance or value of something by reviewing the information. Include precise and detailed information and assess possible alternatives, bearing in mind their strengths and weaknesses if they were applied instead.

Proofread for grammatical, syntactical and punctuation errors

You must read the assignment before submitting and compare it against the following checklist :

  • Formality (do we need to change any informal words?)
  • Structural features (are there headings and bullet points? Should there be?)
  • Paragraphs (are they well structured, in the right order?)
  • Spellings
  • Punctuation (Full stops and commas where required. Every new sentence starts with a capital letter, ‘i’ is always capital ‘I’)
  • Sentences ( Are they grammatically accurate? Do they make sense? )
  • Vocabulary (is every word appropriate and sufficiently high level?)

Include references in correct Harvard referencing format

Include at least 6 references per assignment. Use Harvard referencing format to write the references. Click here to read how to write references .

Submit before the deadline

Do not wait until the last minute. The submission deadline is the cut off date to close the submission area. You can submit the assignment anytime before that.

References :
Knowledge Seeker’s blog. 2016. Available at : [Accessed on: 9th February 2019]