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Structuring an assignment (Open Learning)

Structuring an assignment: Objectives and Overview

These pages aim to introduce you to the structure of assignments, in particular introductions, paragraphs and conclusions.


By the time you have completed this tutorial you should be able to:

  • identify the structure of a typical assignment.
  • write introductions
  • write paragraphs
  • write conclusions


This tutorial goes through good practice in writing introductions, paragraphs using the WEED model and conclusions.

Alternative formats

If you prefer to view this tutorial as either a Word document or as a video, select the Alternative Formats option from the left hand menu.

Time allowance

This tutorial should take 15 mins to complete.