Types of Assignments

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Types of Assignments

  1. Essay a piece of writing that gives the author’s own argument. The logical progression and organizational structure of an essay can take many forms. Understanding how the movement of thought is managed through an essay has a profound impact on its overall cogency and ability to impress. A number of alternative logical structures for essays have been visualized as diagrams, making them easy to implement or adapt in the construction of an argument.
  2. Cause and Effect Essay the defining features of a “cause and effect” essay are causal chains that connect from a cause to an effect, careful language, and chronological or emphatic order.
  3. Classification and Division Essay classification is the categorization of objects into a larger whole, while division is the breaking of a larger whole into smaller parts.
  4. Compare and Contrast Essay compare and contrast essays are characterized by a basis for comparison, points of comparison, and analogies. It is grouped by the object (chunking) or by point (sequential). The comparison highlights the similarities between two or more similar objects while contrasting highlights the differences between two or more objects. When writing a compare/contrast essay, writers need to determine their purpose, consider their audience, consider the basis and points of comparison, consider their thesis statement, arrange and develop the comparison, and reach a conclusion. Compare and contrast is arranged emphatically.
  5. Descriptive Essay descriptive writing which is characterized by sensory details, which appeal to the physical senses, and details that appeal to a reader’s emotional, physical, or intellectual sensibilities. Determining the purpose, considering the audience, creating a dominant impression, using descriptive language, and organizing the description are the rhetorical choices to consider when using a description. A description is usually arranged spatially but can also be chronological or emphatic. The focus of a description is the scene.
  6. Dialectic Essay it is the dialectic form of the essay, which is commonly used in philosophy. The writer makes a thesis and argument, then objects to their own argument (with a counterargument), but then counters the counterargument with a final and novel argument. This form benefits from presenting a broader perspective while countering a possible flaw that some may present. This type is sometimes called an ethics paper.
  7. Exemplification Essay it is characterized by a generalization and relevant, representative, and believable examples including anecdotes. Writers need to consider their subject, determine their purpose, consider their audience, decide on specific examples, and arrange all the parts together when writing an exemplification essay.
  8. Familiar Essay an essayist writes a familiar essay if speaking to a single reader, writing about both themselves, and about particular subjects.
  9. History (Thesis Essay) a history essay sometimes referred to as a thesis essay describes an argument or claim about one or more historical events and supports that claim with evidence, arguments, and references. The text makes it clear to the reader why the argument or claim is as such.
  10. Narrative Essay a narrative uses tools such as flashbacks, flash-forwards, and transitions that often build to a climax. The focus of a narrative is the plot. When creating a narrative, authors must determine their purpose, consider their audience, establish their point of view, use dialogue, and organize the narrative. A narrative is usually arranged chronologically.
  11. Argumentative Essay an argumentative essay is a critical piece of writing, aimed at presenting objective analysis of the subject matter, narrowed down to a single topic. The main idea of all the criticism is to provide an opinion either of positive or negative implication. As such, a critical essay requires research and analysis, strong internal logic and sharp structure. Its structure normally builds around introduction with a topic’s relevance and a thesis statement, body paragraphs with arguments linking back to the main thesis, and conclusion. In addition, an argumentative essay may include a refutation section where conflicting ideas are acknowledged, described, and criticized. Each argument of argumentative essay should be supported with sufficient evidence, relevant to the point.
  12. Economic Essay an economic essay can start with a thesis, or it can start with a theme. It can take a narrative course and a descriptive course. It can even become an argumentative essay if the author feels the need. After the introduction, the author has to do his/her best to expose the economic matter at hand, to analyze it, evaluate it, and draw a conclusion. If the essay takes more of a narrative form, then the author has to expose each aspect of the economic puzzle in a way that makes it clear and understandable for the reader.
  13. Reflective Essay a reflective essay is an analytical piece of writing in which the writer describes a real or imaginary scene, event, interaction, passing thought, memory, or form — adding a personal reflection on the meaning of the topic in the author’s life. Thus, the focus is not merely descriptive. The writer doesn’t just describe the situation, but revisits the scene with more detail and emotion to examine what went well, or reveal a need for additional learning — and may relate what transpired to the rest of the author’s life.
  14. Coursework written or oral work completed by a student within a given period, which is assessed as an integral part of an educational course.
  15. Term Paper a term paper is a research paper written by students over an academic term, accounting for a large part of a grade. There is much overlap between the terms research paper and term paper. A term paper was originally a written assignment (usually a research based paper) that was due at the end of the “term”—either a semester or quarter, depending on which unit of measure a school used. However, not all term papers involve academic research, and not all research papers are term papers.
  16. Research Paper a RP is a piece of academic writing based on its author’s original research on a particular topic, and the analysis and interpretation of the research findings. It can be either a term paper, a Master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation.
  17. Book Report a book report is an essay discussing the contents of a book, written as part of a class assignment issued to students in schools, particularly in the United States at the elementary school level. Teachers frequently give students a list of books from which they may choose one for the report, although sometimes students may select a work entirely of their own choosing. Teachers may set the list of books through such methods as including the works of one particular author, reading multiple works to students aloud and having each student select one of the books for the report, or choosing the books through a class selection process.
  18. Movie Review a movie review is an evaluation or an expression of the Writer’s views towards a particular movie.
  19. Case Study a case study is a research method involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a subject of study (the case), as well as its related contextual conditions. Case studies can be produced by following a formal research method. The resulting body of ‘case study research’ has long had a prominent place in many disciplines and professions, ranging from psychology, anthropology, sociology, and political science to education, clinical science, social work, and administrative science.
  20. Annotated Bibliography an annotated bibliography is a bibliography that gives a summary of each of the entries. The purpose of annotations is to provide the reader with a summary and an evaluation of each source. Each summary should be a concise exposition of the source’s central idea(s) and give the reader a general idea of the source’s content. The following are the main components of an annotated bibliography. It is important to note that not all fields shown below must be used at once in an annotated bibliography. The fields may vary depending on the type of annotated bibliography and special instructions from the instructor in case the bibliography is part of a school assignment.
    • Full bibliographic citation
    • Author’s background
    • Purpose of the work
    • Scope of the work
    • Main Argument
    • Audience
    • Methodology
    • Viewpoint
    • Sources
    • Reliability of the source
    • Conclusion
    • Features
    • Strengths and weakness
    • Comparison
    • Writer’s voice / Personal Conclusion
  1. Article a written composition in prose, usually nonfiction, on a specific topic, forming an independent part of a book or other publication, as a newspaper or magazine.
  2. Assignment a task or piece of work allocated to someone as part of a job or course of study.
  3. 1-page summary – the writer briefly describes the content of the paper: names the topic, provides thesis statement, presents the main idea of each paragraph, and shortly summarizes the work. The word count is equal to the 1 page with the same spacing type as the Order has.
  4. Dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author’s research and findings. In some contexts, the word “thesis” or a cognate is used for part of a bachelor’s or master’s course, while “dissertation” is normally applied to a doctorate, while in other contexts, the reverse is true. The term graduate thesis is sometimes used to refer to both master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. An ordinary monograph has a title page, an abstract, a table of contents, comprising the various chapters (e.g., introduction, literature review, methodology, results, discussion), and a bibliography or (more usually) a references section. They differ in their structure in accordance with the many different areas of study (arts, humanities, social sciences, technology, sciences, etc.) and the differences between them.
  5. An abstract is a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding, or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper’s purpose. When used, an abstract always appears at the beginning of a manuscript or typescript, acting as the point-of-entry for any given academic paper or patent application. Abstracting and indexing services for various academic disciplines are aimed at compiling a body of literature for that particular subject. The terms précis or synopsis are used in some publications to refer to the same thing that other publications might call an “abstract”. In management reports, an executive summary usually contains more information (and often more sensitive information) than the abstract does.
  6. Lab Report Lab reports are written to describe and analyze a laboratory experiment that explores a scientific concept. They are typically assigned to enable you to conduct scientific research, formulate a hypothesis (es) about a particular stimulus, event, and/or behavior.
  7. Literature Review it is a critical analysis of published sources, or literature, on a particular topic. It is an assessment of the literature and provides a summary, classification, comparison and evaluation. At postgraduate level literature reviews can be incorporated into an article, a research paper or thesis/dissertation. At undergraduate level literature reviews can be a separate standalone assessment. The literature review is generally in the format of a standard essay made up of three components: an introduction, a body and a conclusion. It is not a list like an annotated bibliography in which a summary of each source is listed one by one.
  8. Math Problem a mathematical problem is a problem that is amenable to being represented, analyzed, and possibly solved, with the methods of mathematics. This can be a real-world problem, such as computing the orbits of the planets in the solar system, or a problem of a more abstract nature.
  9. Presentation a speech or talk in which a new product, idea, or piece of work is shown and explained to an audience.
  10. Speech a formal address or discourse delivered to an audience.
  11. Statistical Report is an organized synthesis of data that span a whole array of forms going from tables of numbers to a text summarizing the findings. Statistical reports are particularly interesting because the reader can easily be overwhelmed by the raw data.
  12. PowerPoint Presentation a PowerPoint presentation is a presentation created using Microsoft PowerPoint software. The presentation is a collection of individual slides that contain information on a topic. PowerPoint presentations are commonly used in business meetings and for training and educational purposes.
  13. Prezi Presentation a Prezi presentation is a presentation created using an online presentation tool Prezi Presentation Software. The presentation features a map-like overview that lets users pan between topics, zoom in on details, and pull back to reveal context. While using the software, please make sure that your account in it is named Anonymous, so that to avoid any disclosure of your personal information to the clients.
  14. Capstone Projects these are hands-on projects that let you apply what you’ve learned in a specialization to a practical question or problem related to the specialization topic. Examples of Capstone Projects include:
    • Analyzing a business case study and making strategy recommendations;
    • Developing an original web or mobile application;
    • Writing an in-depth research paper
  • Online assignments a piece of work that a Writer should complete online (usually in the student’s profile on their educational establishment’s website). While completing such an assignment, the Writer must upload either the screenshots of the questions provided and the Writer’s answers or the MS Word document with the questions provided and the Writer’s answers as a Product. The online test results (in case they are available to the Writer after the test completion) should also be provided either on the screenshot or in the MS Word document which is attached to the Order as a Product.

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