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There are various types of assignments based on the objectives of the assignment and expected format for its completion. Regardless of the document type, these assignments have a general format that usually includes sections like introduction, body and conclusion. Some assignment types also include abstracts, summaries, executive summaries, recommendations and appendices. There are variations to this structure depending on institutional and tutor preferences. For documents that include the ideas and perspectives of other authors, a references or dissertation section is included to present bibliographical information for all the documents referred to in completing the assignment. Types of assignments include:
- Essays: Essays, which can be persuasive, exploratory, evaluation or argumentative, are pieces of writing that an author can use to present one’s own argument based on his or her understanding, and supported by ideas of other authors.
- Dissertations: Dissertations, usually also referred to as theses when they are part of a master’s or bachelor’s course, are documents written to present the findings of research conducted to support candidature for professional qualification or academic degree.
- Term Papers: Term papers are research papers contribute the most to a grade, are aimed at arguing a point, describing a concept or discussing an event, and are completed and submitted during an academic term.
- Literature Reviews: Literature reviews are documents that present the findings of current research as well as the contribution of such research to the respective field. In addition, literature reviews are also included in journal articles, dissertations and theses where they serve to determine the current state of knowledge before data collection.
- Theses: While dissertations are part of the completion of a doctorate degree, theses are similar documents but usually for the completion of master’s and bachelor’s degrees.
- Reports: Reports refer to any of the many types of informational papers whose objective is to present information on any topic of interest.
- Analysis: In an analysis, the findings of a qualitative or quantitative research data collection process are analyzed in such a way that converts data into information that can be applied to add to the existing body of knowledge. Data analyses can either be done manually to result in descriptive information like graphs and charts or computerized analysis using software like Qda Miner, SPSS, Atlas.Ti, Maxqda, Hyperresearch, Xsight, Nvivo, and Dedoose among others.
- Research Proposals: Research proposals are documents whose role is to state the researcher’s intentions before embarking on a process of examining the current body of knowledge for gaps and conducting research to fill those gaps. The research proposal usually includes introduction, literature review, methodology, and proposed research timeline chapters or variations thereof.
- Personal Statements: Personal statements, also known as application essays or admissions essays, are documents whose objective is to present one’s academic, professional and personal experience as part of graduate school, college and university admission
- Book Reviews: Book reviews are scholarly reviews, summary reviews or opinion pieces in which books are analyzed based on their style, merit and content.
- Movie Reviews: In movie reviews, films and other similar media are analyzed and evaluated based on film theory.