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: 4.5 (31 votes)

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sun, 25/10/2020 - 04:43

Essay writing is difficult task but for me difficult thing is not exist in the world. I had participate many essay competition and i like write essay.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 13:01

The topic is the most difficult for me and how to write the essay headline. I am also difficult with vocab and grammar. But we should do the assignment before the deadline is more importance than other. I find many books for the topic I choose in the library and I read more about the topic I choose. And then I write down sentence and choose the most I like. In this way, I write the essay or assignment.

Submitted by fariba on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 09:24

it is difficult for me describe about things.

Submitted by Ugulhan on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 05:42

Oh, essay writing and hand in it is really difficult to time during the study seeing as some teachers can be looked at your essay very strong and critical. Although you gave the power and time to write the essay in on time. However, your essay will be facilitated by some professors. They are kind to their students.

Submitted by habibao.medo on Sun, 04/10/2020 - 12:14

i think the hardest thing is Organizing thoughts

Submitted by Gabrielaalfonzo on Tue, 22/09/2020 - 14:50

Hello, everyone. :) For me, the most difficult thing about write an essay is find the topic, and sort the ideas to make sens, because sometimes we have the topic we want to writ, but not how we want to say it.

Submitted by elsiaraujo on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 17:12

I think that the more difficult is find the inspiration, the concentration or the perfect moment. If you don't have a quiet atmosphere, you don't fell Ok or have anything that stress you, the essay will be a titanic task

Submitted by GabrielaE on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 03:22

I think one of the most difficult things about writing essays is first find a good topic, wichc can makes happy to the teacher, and the second is write what you really want and the other person understand. For that reason me all time I read, and read each time until I consider it´s perfect.

Submitted by Olieth28 on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 22:15

For me is hard to write an essay because I have to order my ideas first, and it takes me a lot of time. Also I have to read some papers of different authors before I write the essay to have different opinions about the topic I chose.

Submitted by Gabrielaks15 on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 20:54

The test it was a little difficuld, but, it was funny. I always give my essays on time.