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 (45 votes)

Submitted by Roya on Tue, 15/12/2020 - 09:06

In my opinion the most difficult part of writing an essay is that I don't know how to write a formal sentences or the way of essay writing,cause it should be inspire the boss or teacher by best words

Submitted by mo-tarik on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 22:24

In my opinion the first thing that would makes writing essays difficult is the level of one's English, because we could still have ideas but we are not able to express them. And this is due to lack of vocabulary.
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Submitted by DJ Singh on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 05:11

Writing an essay with a word limit is a difficult situation. Because sometimes you have ideas' in abundance and that is hard to decide on paper what to mention and what to not, on the other hand sometimes we lack the ideas to fulfill the word limit.

Submitted by Pola on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 15:25

One of the most weakness is writing an essay, when some asking me for write some essay, that's a very hard for me and I get a fear of the writing any essay due to my mistakes which I do them in the grammar so I'm doing my best to improve my skills in the writing, though.

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.