Essay and Assignment Writing

The following resources can provide you with strategies to help you with your essay and assignment writing.

Essay writing: the basics

A general outline of the steps to writing essays at university.

Essay and assignment planning

Some helpful advice and strategies about getting started and constructive planning of your essay or assignment.

Answering assignment questions

This guide will help you to better answer and understand your essay questions. It also provides a list of common terms used in assignment questions and their definitions.

Editing checklist

This checklist outlines questions to ask yourself as you are writing your final draft or editing your assignment.

Writing a critical review

Need to write a critical review? Not sure what it is? See our guide for tips on writing a critical review.

Writing an annotated bibliography

This is an assignment that allows you to get acquainted with the material available on a particular topic. This guide to writing an annotated bibliography offers some general advice on getting started.

Reflective writing

Many uni assignments feature reflective components. Although they can vary considerably in terms of their style and scope, here are some common elements and tips to get you started with reflective writing.