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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Submitted by Sliang on Tue, 21/03/2023 - 06:45


For me, the most difficult part is developing a strong argument supported by reliable sources. It takes critical thinking and research skills to find credible sources that support my opinions. Sometimes, despite having a convincing argument in my mind, it can be difficult tofind enough relevant sources to back up my arguments, which can lead me to switch to an alternative viewpoint with more accessible supporting sources.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Sun, 12/02/2023 - 14:41


I think , so difficult to write essay it's spelling and vocabulary .

Submitted by lylarv on Mon, 06/02/2023 - 22:49


Argumentation, when you need to choose the facts or opinions that best justify what you are defending.

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Thu, 02/02/2023 - 21:58


I, find spelling difficult when writing essays.

Submitted by Abu23 on Mon, 12/12/2022 - 16:32


Everything is difficult for me to writting essay, because I weak in english vocabulary to make a good sentece.

Submitted by Marina7777 on Sun, 11/12/2022 - 18:55


About writing essays I find difficult to have good ideas.
If I have something to tell I can use vocabulry for the words and the sentences construction... but if I haven't ideas...

Submitted by Eman Samir on Wed, 16/11/2022 - 16:55


In fact, writing essays is a difficult task because you need to do a lot of research in order to find out valuable and accurate information and then organize your ideas to make sense.You also need to do proofreading before you email it or make a photocopy of it.

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Thu, 25/08/2022 - 13:02


If I don't have enough idea to describe, I can't write the good essay. I can find difficulties if I weak at vocabularies and grammar.

Submitted by minh_11_22_33 on Thu, 11/08/2022 - 04:08


i have a nice score 6/6 100% i have to learn more for my school ship

Submitted by Youssef-Mohamed on Tue, 26/07/2022 - 20:21


I think the most difficult thing in writing an essay is how to get the information or data that belongs to the topic of the essay, because research is not easy and you have to make sure that the references and resources are correct to make your essay strong, and when you find them you can do it easily.