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Types of Assessment

During your time at university, you will be asked to complete different types of assessments, including traditional essays and exams; first person reflective writing; and longer pieces such as dissertations and reports. Different types of assessments require different outcomes and processes. This guide details the most common types of assessment and how you can best approach them.  

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By using these guides you will:  

  • Understand the common types of assessment and how they are different.   
  • Increase your awareness of how you can approach completing different assessments.     
  • Identify what is required when completing a different type of assessment. 
  • Find further information, such as eBooks and interactive modules to further develop your understanding of your assessments.