Basic writing structure
Academic writing has a particular structure. All assignments require an introduction, body and conclusion and this structure can be represented like a diamond. The diamond structure repeats on a small level in paragraphs and assigned tasks and on a larger level in the structure of an assignment. Some assignments require adjustments to this structure such as nursing care plans, experiments or briefing notes. However, all assignments require basic writing structure.
Essays are commonly used as an assessment item at QUT. However, there are differently structured essays according to the language of the essay question and directive words used.
QUT cite|write gives more information on how to structure different types of essays:
Different assignment structures
There are different types of assignments that are not essays and thus require different writing structures:
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