The discipline of English is the academic study of the English language and literature produced in it. This often involves analysis of different genres of written texts produced in English, but also includes the practice of writing, the study of linguistics, as well as the history and teaching of the language.
To write assignments when you're studying English, the first thing you need to know is the vocabulary. We've analysed high-scoring student assignments to find the words that are used most often. For exercises about vocabulary related to English go to this page:
Secondly, and most importantly, you will need to learn how to write certain types of assignments ('genres'). In English, you will probably mostly write essays, where you make a coherent argument and employ critical thinking skills.
This genre has an individual style you will need to learn. If you're short of time, you can go directly to the pages about essays, but we recommend you start at the beginning of 'Writing for a Purpose' and work through all of it.
If you read all the materials, you'll be better able to identify what sort of assignment you have to write – your tutor usually won't tell you. Also, not all English courses are the same and they might include assignments that aren't essays.