There are a number of assignment types that you can be asked to produce at university. They could be written, oral or visual but they all have the same basic purpose, which is to allow you to demonstrate your ability to:
The assignment brief:
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Once you have worked out what you are being asked to do (see above), then you need to:
The avoidance of plagiarism is an important aspect of Academic integrity. Plagiarism is when a person tries to pass off someone else's work as their own. It is essential that other people's work is acknowledged and referenced properly.
The University has a page with information and guidance on Academic misconduct and Academic integrity, including information about plagiarism and good academic practice.