We assess your performance based on the assignment and in summary there are seven assignments type firstly essays you’re probably familiar with writing essays from school the essays you write at university have a particular structure their academic essays and what I’ll do is I’ll explain something about that in a moment second kind of assignment is reports reports has some similarity with essays but whereas in essays you don’t use bullet points headings put diagrams in reports you do do that you put bullet points you put headings you put summaries you put diagrams and but the important difference is that a report really goes in report something. Even more info on assignment types at Edusson.
Whereas an essay is an explanation is an argument around something other types of assignments could be quizzes multiple-choice quizzes fill-in-the-blank quizzes all kinds of different quizzes that you can be assessed exams I’m sure you’re all familiar with exams generally speaking the objective is an exam is to test what you know what you’ve absorbed into your head and normally you don’t take any kind of book into an exam use just you a blank sheet of paper and what’s in your head and that’s what the exam is trying to go in tests presentations these oral exercises where the marker has the opportunity not only to hear what you say but also to go and ask you questions to be able to verify the knowledge that you’ve got around a particular topic sometimes you’ll be asked to produce project artifacts in our case in project management you might do a project and you might have to produce a Gantt chart or a budget or a project plan or any other kind of project artifact these are what we call the artifacts usually you won’t just produce those artifacts in isolation you usually collect them together and you maybe include them within a report or you’ll make a presentation around them or you might include them in a portfolio and so portfolio is a collection of various artifacts.
But also you make a commentary around it so you may put make that commentary within a journal which you complete on a regular basis like a diary and then assemble everything together and present a complete portfolio of your thoughts your observations and the artifacts that go in and support that now when you present your assignments they’re essentially a way that the marker goes in marks those assignments and so to get a pass what you need to do is you really need to do eight things based on presenting the assignment in an appropriate way you need to demonstrate that you understand what you’re doing and you can refer to the various sources in other words the textbooks the papers the presentation material tutorials that have been included on the website but also in addition there are certain qualitative criteria that you need to be able to meet now this is to go and get a pass.
The style or the tone that you want to set in your writing now modifiers are anything that changes or adds to the meaning of let say a subject or something else right we going to look at that more specifically so and there are different elements you have different parts of speech that you can use you have different tools in the grammar in the language basically that you can apply to make for example ease independent clause seem very sophisticated I’m going to look at what I call basic and elaborate sentences basic means like it just very you know simple and doesn’t have too much to it it has the minimum requirement basically you have the elements of the independent clause you finish your sentence you move on to the next sentence elaborate means you adding a lot more information you have very detailed rich modifiers now what what can be a modifier what can be used to add information to change something to show a sort of relationship you have.
All kinds of phrases gerund phrases noun phrases you have participles again different video for the phrases I’ll show you all the different types that you can use and how to use them linking words or adverbials like however nevertheless all of these things in addition furthermore participles these are ing or IDI words that basically contain a subject and a verb inside of them and you have to know how to use these as well a separate lesson adverbs prepositions so lots of different elements that you can use and I’m going to show you some good examples of sentences that went from basic to elaborate but maintained their sentence type okay so let look at a simple example of simple sentence meaning one independent clause so look at look at a basic sentence Trevor based his decision on several criteria now you want to know what did he what did he have to decide on what were the criteria when did he do it all these things so I have a very basic set of sentence seven words in it only and I can have different sentences with all the other information or I can have a very elaborate sentence this one has 45 words one sentence and it has all the information that I need before deciding on the most suitable school for his chosen course of study.
Trevor weighed all the positives and negatives of each according to several criteria including their professors national rankings and rates of graduate employment not to mention the tuition and living costs now the first thing I want you to notice about this sentence yeah it very long but that not what I want you to notice there is only one clause in the entire sentence Trevor wait all the positives and negatives of each school that is your independent clause that is the only clause which means that this is a simple sentence it looks very long it looks very complicated or complex or however you want to see it but it a simple sentence lots of modifiers before deciding on you have a participle the school for his chosen course of study the most suitable school okay that would have been enough but I added a practice a prepositional phrase for his chosen course of study according to so basically I’m adding more information.