Assignment types indicate to you the style and structure which your teacher expects the information you are presenting to be in.
Typical assignment types include:
For more information see the Guide Types of Assignment.
You have been asked to produce a academic poster as a method to display your research. This is a common method used within many professions to publicise information and ideas.
Delivering a presentation is a skill you are required to develop. There are different visual aids you can use to help you to present; for example, Microsoft PowerPoint is frequently chosen by students and staff.
The key to delivering a confident and professional presentation is to:
Remember, you are the presentation - not the resources you choose to use.
Reports are usually written to record the methodology, results and conclusions of an investigation (this may be as a result of primary research (often practical and undertaken by you) or secondary (analysis of current literature and evidence)
They are written for easy reading and discussion so headings, sub-headings, numbering, bullet points, images, tables and graphs can all be used. Use concise, business-like language so that the reader of your report can easily understand.
Reports can be written in a variety of ways, there is not just one correct way (check assignment guidelines). A report may consist of sections such as:
What is reflection? You reflect when you give ‘serious thought’ to a situation you have experienced.
Why reflect? Reflection helps you avoid making the same mistakes over and over again. It gives you an opportunity to think deeply about a specific subject/issue and to investigate it, so that next time you encounter the same situation you can be ‘better’ in what you do.
What does reflection involve? Questioning – investigating – action planning. Looking at events through the eyes of others.
Is there a structure to reflection? Various models can be used to help you structure and clarify your ideas. Popular ones are the Driscoll Reflective Model (2010) or Gibbs (1988) but there are many others. The choice of model depends of the type of reflection (e.g. action orientated, process driven or personal feelings).
How does it support my development? Reflection should lead to action planning. What have you learnt from your investigation? How can you improve your performance in a similar situation next time?