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How to Submit Assignments to the College

.::. Write neatly and answer questions in the order and same manner as they appear on your question paper.
.::. Write in blue/black pen (not pencil). Attach a test sheet at the top .::. Staple pages in the left-hand corner (do not use paperclips).
.::. Fill out your details on the test sheet.
.::. Make sure your address is visible and correct.
.::. Always indicate your student number and test number.
.::. Do not staple assignments together, rather staple them separately, each one with its own test sheet, although you may place them in the same envelope.
.::. You must post your assignments to the College.

Common Reasons Why Assignments are Failed
.::. Not enough time is spent studying the units before attempting to do an assignment.
.::. Copying directly from the study material, without demonstrating a true understanding of the content.
.::. Incomplete assignments - make sure you answer every question, even if you're unsure of the answer.
.::. Not taking note of the mark allocations and thus providing insufficient information Not reading the questions properly Not answering exactly what is asked.
.::. Not planning the outline of an essay. prior to writing it (i.e. introduction, body, conclusion, in-text referencing and reference list at the end).

The following are some keywords, which you must ensure you understand the meaning of, since the key word indicates how you should answer the question:

Examination Key Words
Analyse:
Discuss in detail, pointing out main issues as well as strengths and weaknesses.
Assess: Give your opinion after considering points for and against.
Account for: Give reasons for, and ensure that the reasons are supported by adequate evidence and that deductions are logical
Comment on: Giving reasons and without going into too much detail, supply your opinion on.
Compare: Weigh up the differences but accept and acknowledge similarities where relevant.
Contrast: Focus on differences but accept and acknowledge similarities where relevant.
Criticize: Give your reasoned opinion on the merit of a topic, indicating weaknesses. Ensure reasoning is logical and sound.
Define: Supply exact meaning of a phrase or concept.
Describe: Give information about something but do not interpret it
Discuss: Examining all aspects, point out the strengths and weaknesses. After considering it from all angles, give a reasoned conclusion.
Enumerate: List in point form - a, b, c, etc.
Evaluate: Give your opinion after considering the evidence and opinions of others, providing the positive & negative points.
Explain: Using examples, clarify an issue or concept ("how to").
Give an account of: Sequentially, describe…
Illustrate: Using examples, drawings, diagrams, charts, tables, etc. to make a concept clear or to clarify a point.
Interpret: Supply your opinion on the true meaning of the subject in question.
Justify: Show adequate reasons for a proposition or conclusion.
List: Supply in point form.
Outline: Provide main points, without details.
Prove: Indicate the truth of something by giving factual evidence or logical reasons.
Relate to: Show connection between "a and b" and how one is influenced by the other.
Review: Give a critical survey, highlighting the important, relevant points.
State: Provide main points in a brief, clear format.
Summarise: Present crux of an argument, including essential-points but without finer details and examples.
Trace: Follow the course/trail of...

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