Instructions for an assignment

Instructions for an assignment

Listen to a university teacher giving instructions for an assignment to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



I want to explain a few things about your essay.

First of all, the deadline. The deadline for this essay is October the 18th. Not the 19th, not the 28th, not two days later because your dog was ill or your computer broke – the 18th. If it's late, I won't mark it. I won't even read it – you'll fail the assignment! So, please hand it in on time. You can even hand it in early, if you like!

You can email me the essays at That's H-A-R-T-S-H-O-R-N. I'll reply to say I've got it. If I don't reply within a day, it might mean I didn't get it, so please email me again to make sure. You can also bring a paper copy of the essay to my office, but let's be kind to the trees, OK? Email is better for the trees and for me.

Don't forget that you must reference every idea or quote you use that isn't your own idea. And the last page of your essay should be a list of all the books you used, in alphabetical order, not in the order you used them!

And lastly, make it easy for me to read! That means use a clear font. Arial is best, but Times New Roman is fine too. Not Comic Sans please! Size 12 font for the essay, and size 14 for the titles and subheadings. And use page numbers. Any questions?

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Average: 4.3 (47 votes)

Submitted by mouna99 on Mon, 18/05/2020 - 15:12

Writing is quite hard for me, I've a lack of vocabulary and I don't know how to organize the ideas

Submitted by Fatemeh.Najafzadeh on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 01:32

In my opinion, the most difficult thing about writing assays is finding good phrases and making sentences with right grammatical rules.
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Submitted by Bignon on Thu, 07/05/2020 - 16:08

The thing I think more difficult in writing of essay is writing a content. You have to make a lot of research to find ideas to explain your main idea.

Submitted by nguyenthihoanb0510 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 03:53

because of corona virus, I must study Online by Zoom. so I have an online exam, I have to write an essay to end lesson. I always use a Times New Roman and size 14 for the essay. finally, i design a table of content for it and sent a email for my teacher. Make it easy for her to read.

Submitted by S.S on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 16:35

I think it is difficult to use what wording to write essays.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 23:28

Nothing for now. But, still yet I need an updates and improvements on tips for writing an excellent essay.

Submitted by babul chandra shil on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 06:27

I think idea generating is the main difficulty. when know about a tropic well i can write an essay.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 01:16

of course i find new vocabulary for me and i didn´t understand.

Submitted by Mayra Alexandra on Thu, 02/04/2020 - 18:25

For me it's difficult to organize all ideas before writing.