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Understanding Assignments

What this handout is about.

The first step in any successful college writing venture is reading the assignment. While this sounds like a simple task, it can be a tough one. This handout will help you unravel your assignment and begin to craft an effective response. Much of the following advice will involve translating typical assignment terms and practices into meaningful clues to the type of writing your instructor expects. See our short video for more tips.

Basic beginnings

Regardless of the assignment, department, or instructor, adopting these two habits will serve you well :

  • Read the assignment carefully as soon as you receive it. Do not put this task off—reading the assignment at the beginning will save you time, stress, and problems later. An assignment can look pretty straightforward at first, particularly if the instructor has provided lots of information. That does not mean it will not take time and effort to complete; you may even have to learn a new skill to complete the assignment.
  • Ask the instructor about anything you do not understand. Do not hesitate to approach your instructor. Instructors would prefer to set you straight before you hand the paper in. That’s also when you will find their feedback most useful.

Assignment formats

Many assignments follow a basic format. Assignments often begin with an overview of the topic, include a central verb or verbs that describe the task, and offer some additional suggestions, questions, or prompts to get you started.

An Overview of Some Kind

The instructor might set the stage with some general discussion of the subject of the assignment, introduce the topic, or remind you of something pertinent that you have discussed in class. For example:

“Throughout history, gerbils have played a key role in politics,” or “In the last few weeks of class, we have focused on the evening wear of the housefly …”

The Task of the Assignment

Pay attention; this part tells you what to do when you write the paper. Look for the key verb or verbs in the sentence. Words like analyze, summarize, or compare direct you to think about your topic in a certain way. Also pay attention to words such as how, what, when, where, and why; these words guide your attention toward specific information. (See the section in this handout titled “Key Terms” for more information.)

“Analyze the effect that gerbils had on the Russian Revolution”, or “Suggest an interpretation of housefly undergarments that differs from Darwin’s.”

Additional Material to Think about

Here you will find some questions to use as springboards as you begin to think about the topic. Instructors usually include these questions as suggestions rather than requirements. Do not feel compelled to answer every question unless the instructor asks you to do so. Pay attention to the order of the questions. Sometimes they suggest the thinking process your instructor imagines you will need to follow to begin thinking about the topic.

“You may wish to consider the differing views held by Communist gerbils vs. Monarchist gerbils, or Can there be such a thing as ‘the housefly garment industry’ or is it just a home-based craft?”

These are the instructor’s comments about writing expectations:

“Be concise”, “Write effectively”, or “Argue furiously.”

Technical Details

These instructions usually indicate format rules or guidelines.

“Your paper must be typed in Palatino font on gray paper and must not exceed 600 pages. It is due on the anniversary of Mao Tse-tung’s death.”

The assignment’s parts may not appear in exactly this order, and each part may be very long or really short. Nonetheless, being aware of this standard pattern can help you understand what your instructor wants you to do.

Interpreting the assignment

Ask yourself a few basic questions as you read and jot down the answers on the assignment sheet:

Why did your instructor ask you to do this particular task?

Who is your audience.

  • What kind of evidence do you need to support your ideas?

What kind of writing style is acceptable?

  • What are the absolute rules of the paper?

Try to look at the question from the point of view of the instructor. Recognize that your instructor has a reason for giving you this assignment and for giving it to you at a particular point in the semester. In every assignment, the instructor has a challenge for you. This challenge could be anything from demonstrating an ability to think clearly to demonstrating an ability to use the library. See the assignment not as a vague suggestion of what to do but as an opportunity to show that you can handle the course material as directed. Paper assignments give you more than a topic to discuss—they ask you to do something with the topic. Keep reminding yourself of that. Be careful to avoid the other extreme as well: do not read more into the assignment than what is there.

Of course, your instructor has given you an assignment so that they will be able to assess your understanding of the course material and give you an appropriate grade. But there is more to it than that. Your instructor has tried to design a learning experience of some kind. Your instructor wants you to think about something in a particular way for a particular reason. If you read the course description at the beginning of your syllabus, review the assigned readings, and consider the assignment itself, you may begin to see the plan, purpose, or approach to the subject matter that your instructor has created for you. If you still aren’t sure of the assignment’s goals, try asking the instructor. For help with this, see our handout on getting feedback .

Given your instructor’s efforts, it helps to answer the question: What is my purpose in completing this assignment? Is it to gather research from a variety of outside sources and present a coherent picture? Is it to take material I have been learning in class and apply it to a new situation? Is it to prove a point one way or another? Key words from the assignment can help you figure this out. Look for key terms in the form of active verbs that tell you what to do.

Key Terms: Finding Those Active Verbs

Here are some common key words and definitions to help you think about assignment terms:

Information words Ask you to demonstrate what you know about the subject, such as who, what, when, where, how, and why.

  • define —give the subject’s meaning (according to someone or something). Sometimes you have to give more than one view on the subject’s meaning
  • describe —provide details about the subject by answering question words (such as who, what, when, where, how, and why); you might also give details related to the five senses (what you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell)
  • explain —give reasons why or examples of how something happened
  • illustrate —give descriptive examples of the subject and show how each is connected with the subject
  • summarize —briefly list the important ideas you learned about the subject
  • trace —outline how something has changed or developed from an earlier time to its current form
  • research —gather material from outside sources about the subject, often with the implication or requirement that you will analyze what you have found

Relation words Ask you to demonstrate how things are connected.

  • compare —show how two or more things are similar (and, sometimes, different)
  • contrast —show how two or more things are dissimilar
  • apply—use details that you’ve been given to demonstrate how an idea, theory, or concept works in a particular situation
  • cause —show how one event or series of events made something else happen
  • relate —show or describe the connections between things

Interpretation words Ask you to defend ideas of your own about the subject. Do not see these words as requesting opinion alone (unless the assignment specifically says so), but as requiring opinion that is supported by concrete evidence. Remember examples, principles, definitions, or concepts from class or research and use them in your interpretation.

  • assess —summarize your opinion of the subject and measure it against something
  • prove, justify —give reasons or examples to demonstrate how or why something is the truth
  • evaluate, respond —state your opinion of the subject as good, bad, or some combination of the two, with examples and reasons
  • support —give reasons or evidence for something you believe (be sure to state clearly what it is that you believe)
  • synthesize —put two or more things together that have not been put together in class or in your readings before; do not just summarize one and then the other and say that they are similar or different—you must provide a reason for putting them together that runs all the way through the paper
  • analyze —determine how individual parts create or relate to the whole, figure out how something works, what it might mean, or why it is important
  • argue —take a side and defend it with evidence against the other side

More Clues to Your Purpose As you read the assignment, think about what the teacher does in class:

  • What kinds of textbooks or coursepack did your instructor choose for the course—ones that provide background information, explain theories or perspectives, or argue a point of view?
  • In lecture, does your instructor ask your opinion, try to prove their point of view, or use keywords that show up again in the assignment?
  • What kinds of assignments are typical in this discipline? Social science classes often expect more research. Humanities classes thrive on interpretation and analysis.
  • How do the assignments, readings, and lectures work together in the course? Instructors spend time designing courses, sometimes even arguing with their peers about the most effective course materials. Figuring out the overall design to the course will help you understand what each assignment is meant to achieve.

Now, what about your reader? Most undergraduates think of their audience as the instructor. True, your instructor is a good person to keep in mind as you write. But for the purposes of a good paper, think of your audience as someone like your roommate: smart enough to understand a clear, logical argument, but not someone who already knows exactly what is going on in your particular paper. Remember, even if the instructor knows everything there is to know about your paper topic, they still have to read your paper and assess your understanding. In other words, teach the material to your reader.

Aiming a paper at your audience happens in two ways: you make decisions about the tone and the level of information you want to convey.

  • Tone means the “voice” of your paper. Should you be chatty, formal, or objective? Usually you will find some happy medium—you do not want to alienate your reader by sounding condescending or superior, but you do not want to, um, like, totally wig on the man, you know? Eschew ostentatious erudition: some students think the way to sound academic is to use big words. Be careful—you can sound ridiculous, especially if you use the wrong big words.
  • The level of information you use depends on who you think your audience is. If you imagine your audience as your instructor and they already know everything you have to say, you may find yourself leaving out key information that can cause your argument to be unconvincing and illogical. But you do not have to explain every single word or issue. If you are telling your roommate what happened on your favorite science fiction TV show last night, you do not say, “First a dark-haired white man of average height, wearing a suit and carrying a flashlight, walked into the room. Then a purple alien with fifteen arms and at least three eyes turned around. Then the man smiled slightly. In the background, you could hear a clock ticking. The room was fairly dark and had at least two windows that I saw.” You also do not say, “This guy found some aliens. The end.” Find some balance of useful details that support your main point.

You’ll find a much more detailed discussion of these concepts in our handout on audience .

The Grim Truth

With a few exceptions (including some lab and ethnography reports), you are probably being asked to make an argument. You must convince your audience. It is easy to forget this aim when you are researching and writing; as you become involved in your subject matter, you may become enmeshed in the details and focus on learning or simply telling the information you have found. You need to do more than just repeat what you have read. Your writing should have a point, and you should be able to say it in a sentence. Sometimes instructors call this sentence a “thesis” or a “claim.”

So, if your instructor tells you to write about some aspect of oral hygiene, you do not want to just list: “First, you brush your teeth with a soft brush and some peanut butter. Then, you floss with unwaxed, bologna-flavored string. Finally, gargle with bourbon.” Instead, you could say, “Of all the oral cleaning methods, sandblasting removes the most plaque. Therefore it should be recommended by the American Dental Association.” Or, “From an aesthetic perspective, moldy teeth can be quite charming. However, their joys are short-lived.”

Convincing the reader of your argument is the goal of academic writing. It doesn’t have to say “argument” anywhere in the assignment for you to need one. Look at the assignment and think about what kind of argument you could make about it instead of just seeing it as a checklist of information you have to present. For help with understanding the role of argument in academic writing, see our handout on argument .

What kind of evidence do you need?

There are many kinds of evidence, and what type of evidence will work for your assignment can depend on several factors–the discipline, the parameters of the assignment, and your instructor’s preference. Should you use statistics? Historical examples? Do you need to conduct your own experiment? Can you rely on personal experience? See our handout on evidence for suggestions on how to use evidence appropriately.

Make sure you are clear about this part of the assignment, because your use of evidence will be crucial in writing a successful paper. You are not just learning how to argue; you are learning how to argue with specific types of materials and ideas. Ask your instructor what counts as acceptable evidence. You can also ask a librarian for help. No matter what kind of evidence you use, be sure to cite it correctly—see the UNC Libraries citation tutorial .

You cannot always tell from the assignment just what sort of writing style your instructor expects. The instructor may be really laid back in class but still expect you to sound formal in writing. Or the instructor may be fairly formal in class and ask you to write a reflection paper where you need to use “I” and speak from your own experience.

Try to avoid false associations of a particular field with a style (“art historians like wacky creativity,” or “political scientists are boring and just give facts”) and look instead to the types of readings you have been given in class. No one expects you to write like Plato—just use the readings as a guide for what is standard or preferable to your instructor. When in doubt, ask your instructor about the level of formality they expect.

No matter what field you are writing for or what facts you are including, if you do not write so that your reader can understand your main idea, you have wasted your time. So make clarity your main goal. For specific help with style, see our handout on style .

Technical details about the assignment

The technical information you are given in an assignment always seems like the easy part. This section can actually give you lots of little hints about approaching the task. Find out if elements such as page length and citation format (see the UNC Libraries citation tutorial ) are negotiable. Some professors do not have strong preferences as long as you are consistent and fully answer the assignment. Some professors are very specific and will deduct big points for deviations.

Usually, the page length tells you something important: The instructor thinks the size of the paper is appropriate to the assignment’s parameters. In plain English, your instructor is telling you how many pages it should take for you to answer the question as fully as you are expected to. So if an assignment is two pages long, you cannot pad your paper with examples or reword your main idea several times. Hit your one point early, defend it with the clearest example, and finish quickly. If an assignment is ten pages long, you can be more complex in your main points and examples—and if you can only produce five pages for that assignment, you need to see someone for help—as soon as possible.

Tricks that don’t work

Your instructors are not fooled when you:

  • spend more time on the cover page than the essay —graphics, cool binders, and cute titles are no replacement for a well-written paper.
  • use huge fonts, wide margins, or extra spacing to pad the page length —these tricks are immediately obvious to the eye. Most instructors use the same word processor you do. They know what’s possible. Such tactics are especially damning when the instructor has a stack of 60 papers to grade and yours is the only one that low-flying airplane pilots could read.
  • use a paper from another class that covered “sort of similar” material . Again, the instructor has a particular task for you to fulfill in the assignment that usually relates to course material and lectures. Your other paper may not cover this material, and turning in the same paper for more than one course may constitute an Honor Code violation . Ask the instructor—it can’t hurt.
  • get all wacky and “creative” before you answer the question . Showing that you are able to think beyond the boundaries of a simple assignment can be good, but you must do what the assignment calls for first. Again, check with your instructor. A humorous tone can be refreshing for someone grading a stack of papers, but it will not get you a good grade if you have not fulfilled the task.

Critical reading of assignments leads to skills in other types of reading and writing. If you get good at figuring out what the real goals of assignments are, you are going to be better at understanding the goals of all of your classes and fields of study.

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How to read assignment guidelines for an academic paper

Before you can start researching and writing, you should always double-check your assignment guidelines to be sure that you understand what your instructor requires and how you will be graded. In this post, we discuss tactics for understanding assignment guidelines for academic papers.

What are assignment guidelines?

When instructors assign essays, research papers, or other projects, they may provide you with a set of guidelines for completing the assignment successfully. These guidelines feature information about what the instructor expects and how the assignment will be graded.

Guidelines may also include step-by-step instructions on how to complete the assignment, as well as information about formatting, style, and citations. You can use assignment guidelines to help you create a plan for finishing your research, writing, and citing in a timely way.

The core parts of an academic assignment

Most assignment guidelines include some, if not all, of the following components.

Your instructor will likely include an overview of the assignment that provides a summary of the assignment and that highlights its main purpose.

Step-by-step instructions

Assignment guidelines may also include step-by-step instructions that break the assignment down into more manageable parts. For instance, for a research paper assignment, you might encounter steps for the research process, steps for writing, and additional steps for revision and proofreading .

Formatting requirements

Writing assignment guidelines also include formatting instructions. These will tell you what kind of citation style that you need to use for your bibliography and in-text citations, as well as details about the required font size, margins, headings , and title pages .

A citation generator like BibGuru can help you create accurate citations for your assignment in MLA , APA , or other major styles .

Learning outcomes

Your instructor may also include the assignment’s learning outcomes as part of the guidelines. These outcomes tell you what you will learn after completing the assignment.

For essays or research papers, the learning outcomes will likely mention argumentation, research and writing skills, and citation.

Finally, some assignment guidelines include a rubric, which shows you how the assignment will be graded. Rubrics vary depending on the type of assignment. Some are based on total points, while others explain what you need to do to get a certain letter grade.

Tips for understanding assignment guidelines

1. read, and re-read, the guidelines carefully..

Before you can start your assignment, you’ll want to read, and re-read, the assignment guidelines carefully. You may also wish to revisit them throughout the project. This ensures that you will understand the assignment’s key steps.

2. Make notes on the guidelines.

As you read the assignment’s guidelines, take notes: underline or highlight important aspects of the document and write out any questions that you may have.

3. Use the guidelines to create a project plan.

You can also use your assignment guidelines to create a project plan . Assign a due date to each step of the project and plan to schedule time for revision and proofreading , especially if you’re writing a paper.

4. Ask for clarification, as needed.

If you don’t understand some aspect of the assignment, be sure to ask your instructor as soon as possible. It’s important to have a thorough grasp of what an assignment entails before you get started.

Frequently Asked Questions about how to read assignment guidelines

Assignment guidelines provide you with information about what your instructor expects and how the assignment will be graded.

Typical academic assignments include essays, research papers, and presentations .

Guidelines may include an overview of the assignment, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the assignment, and information about formatting, style, and citations.

Before you can start your assignment, you’ll want to read, and re-read, the assignment guidelines carefully.

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Students struggle with starting assignments and defining a topic. When it comes to writing, the PIL study indicates that students: 

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Research Topics: Under-Specification

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Research Topics: Over-Specification

Asking students to research an extremely narrow topic will lead to frustration in locating useful resources or sometimes any resources at all. Check to see that library resources are available before selecting a topic.

Research Topics: A Better Option

Provide students with a pre-selected list of manageable, researchable topics related to the theme of the class. Have students select a topic from this list and work with them on developing good research questions at the outset. Have them come to library instruction sessions with their topic chosen and initial research questions in mind.

"Don't use the internet."

This is very confusing for students because most journals and magazines are available on the Internet and the library provides access to thousands of scholarly eBooks that are online. Students often express concern that they are not allowed to use academic journal articles found through the library's databases, because they are accessed through the internet.

In addition, many substantive news and other content is either born digital or available both online and in print.

 

Instead: Consider a less general prohibition against using material found on the open Internet, leaving the possibility of using library resources and subscription databases.

Place greater emphasis on evaluating sources - no matter where they're found - to ensure they're credible. 

"Don't use Wikipedia."

Absent context, students may just use another Internet resource that's potentially even less useful. 

Instead: Talk about the cycle of information and how different types of published information is produced and for what purposes. Explain that relying on Wikipedia for information is not academic research. Provide situations where Wikipedia   be helpful to get students to shift from black/white good/bad thinking towards a more critical approach. 

Expect students to evaluate all of their sources using a process such as the test. 

"Use only scholarly resources."

Many students are unfamiliar with scholarly materials and don't understand what they are or how they should use them effectively. 

This guideline may also result in students trying to find definitions and background information in narrowly focused scholarly articles. 

Instead: Discuss with the class why they should or should not use particular sources or types of sources in the context of an established framework such as the . Have them search for a variety of sources and show them to you to see if they're acceptable. Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of particular sources for answering various research questions.

Consider the importance of context when deciding what types of sources you want students to use. Are students allowed to pick topics where more popular sources might be acceptable? How can students be encouraged to use and integrate a variety of credible sources?

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Clear assignment guidelines and examples of good student work can help to reduce student confusion and anxiety.

Describe Approach Synthesis, analysis, argument, evaluation? Include a research journal? Explain what you want students to do.
Provide Context State how the assignment relates to course material. Consider both "big picture" and "information-finding" context. 
Set Outcomes Describe learning outcomes including those for information literacy and writing skill development. 
Scaffold the Process Split assignments into tasks and give feedback at each stage, focusing both on where the student did well and on areas for improvement. See the page for ideas. 
Offer Research Strategies

Discuss research strategies including the specific search tools you want students to use, and appropriate web resources. Offer students suggestions for a good starting point.

Provide Sources Checklist

Specify useful types of resources. Provide clarity on differences between types of sources ("web" vs "online" resources). Recommend tools to identify new vocabulary and terminology. Discuss scholarly vs. popular sources and specify which and how many students should use. 

Let students know what types of sources you do   want them to use. Is Wikipedia acceptable? 

Set Citation Style Name the citation style you want students to use and give a link to the corresponding library citation guide if available, or to another trusted guide. 
Share Assessment

How is the assignment and the research process going to be assessed? Rubrics are helpful especially when they are reviewed when the assignment is given so students understand expectations and how they will be graded.

Share examples of assignments that meet or exceed assignment expectations.

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We request to all our candidates that please read and refer to every point given above and send your proper IGNOU Assignment solution so that it easily accepted and approved by the university and you can get a permit to appear in your TEE Examination.

Without writing assignments and submissions, no candidates will be permitted to attend any of the examinations conducted by IGNOU. Even students are not eligible to fill their IGNOU Exam Form of any session if they fail to submit their required assignments to the university before the last date of the submission deadline.

IGNOU Assignment Front Page: FAQs

Q1. Is the IGNOU Assignment Front Page Compulsory? Answer: Yes, It is mandatory for submitting the assignment.

Q2. Are Typed or Printed Assignments Accepted? Answer: Unfortunately, no. Typed or printed assignments are not considered valid.

Q3. Do I Have to Create a Cover Page for Each Assignment? Answer: Yes, it’s mandatory to include a front page for every assignment in every subject.

Q4. Should I Submit Separate Files or Sheets for Each Subject? Answer: Yes, submitting separate files or sheets for each subject simplifies evaluation.

Q5. What Type of Paper or Sheet Should I Use? Answer: Candidates are advised to use A4 size ruled sheets.

350 thoughts on “IGNOU Assignment Front Page & Cover Page (PDF with Guide)”

cover page black and white will do or not to submit assignment?

Can anyone tell me ,, can I submit my report proposal synopsis in typed form .. or I have to write it by my hand ??reply asap

u need to write it …if you send the printed form they will not going to accept .

where are the assignments questions ?

Do we need to use any A4 size single ruled paper mentioned for assignments or the one above shown with the ignou logo on ? if yes where can we get that ?

BSWG I am yet to receive the Assignment paper 121 122 123 from my center At Vidyasagar College for Women IGNOU SSC-2827D at Vidyasagar Smriti Mandir, 36, Vidyasagar Street, Kolkata – 700009 for BSWG. I do not know whether assignment paper released by the IGNOU are valid or not. Moreover I have not found nowhere English in Daily Life, Assignment paper 135. I would feel obliged if I get the proper advise from your end as early as possible as the date of submission is 31/3/2024. Yours, etc Ujani Som Enrolment Number 2351686811 BSWG Bachelor of Social Work RC Code 28:Kolkata

what is word limits in 5 marks questions in assignment?

Anybody here doing BBA july 2023 session, drop your mail or contact, let’s connect.

here anyone doing mec course when is the last date for submission and can we use sketch pens for headlines

here any one doing BBA course for July 2023 session.

can we use sketch pens…for headlines

Hi i have done my assignments on blank paper but is written recommend ruled paper not mandatory ruled paper. Will it not be acceptable.

last date of submission?

I think it will be extended beyond 30th april

Written Both side of A4 size page is acceptable?

Hi, I have registered for PGDCA_NEW for Jan 2023 session. Can I submit my assignments online?

It depend upon your Regional Centre, there’s list published by IGNOU which shows whether you have to submit online or offline for your particular RC

when will the exam of bapch 2023 jaunary session?

At the end of the year, maybe in December. I’m also student of January 2023 session BAHIH

last date of assignments submission for june 2022 admission batch …plzz tell?

I am a PG Diploma student (June 2022 batch). We need to submit assignments only for those papers for which we will give exam in that year. If I submit assignments for 3 papers and give exam only for 2 out of those 3 papers, do I need to resubmit the fresh assignment for the remaining paper next year or will the marks be carried forward?

can use double side rulled sheet

Can I use A4 size paper(unruled) for assignments? And do I have to make my assignments separately for each paper? Please let me know about this matter and the assignments submission last date for June TEE 2023????

June TEE 2023 assignment submission last date 31st March

December tee exam when it will be declared i got updated marks with 1 subject only renaming 3 are left to update it

I have to submit my assignment for 1st semester exam in October and i failed to submit and not attended the exams either whether I am able submit sem1 assignment along with sem2 assignments session.

can i use both side of the page for answer ?

Which kind of file do we need to put the assignment in there for submission? Do we need different files for different assignments? Or we can put it together ?

Different files for Different Assignments

can assignments be submitted by our relatives?

I think yes

I’m pursuing CRUL 2022. I registered in July 2022 for this. So what’s the last date of submitting Assignment date? and When the exam will be conducted?

july 2023 session m June m re-registration kr lia h maine. assignment bnane start kr skti hu ab Mai.. last date submit ki kb h

sir i need pgddm course solved assignment

Hlo sir Hindi medium se admission liye the 2nd year mein hun ab Assignment English mein likh sakte hain🤔

Sir I didn’t get assignments marks of 2 subjects till now. I have complaint regarding my assignments many times to study centre but I haven’t got any response from them. Now what to do if any suggestions are there let me know.

Hi any body who are taken admission in BSLIC can share few information regarding programme.

If I don’t write my basic information like name, enrollment no, address, course code and other on the front page and evolution but type these all, will it be ok or any problem???

sir Namaste! We are kindly request to you please Announce B.A.E.G.H Course June session 1st Year T.E.E Exam in 2020-2021 year ( Exempted papers due to corona panda mic) Results and 2nd year T.E.E. Exam in 2021-2022 June session ( 10 papers) Results as early as possible! Thank you very much to IGNOU Authorities for your support and encouragement of I.G.N.O.U Students.

Please upload ACC01 assignment

hi. i took admission on July 21. i missed 22. if I want to sit 23 July then should I have to re register? if yes then how ? and then which session assignment i have to submit?

Sir when my assignment will take place….I had taken admission in BAG programme in july2022… And how I get notifications about all IGNOU updates on my phone

You need to visit IGNOU Official Website to see all the necessary events. You can follow the official IGNOU account on Instagram and Twitter. Check out student portal, there search for assignments, you’ll find your assignments’ questions.

Complete your assignments and submit online and offline in both modes before 30th November, 2022.

how to submit practical assigment MCA_NEW PROGRAM is it written or not??

Mso ka v practical hota hai kya

Do, we take 1st page/ student information page from computer print orelse we need to Pen them down?

Take print out of the front page and get the Xerox copy according to the number of your assignments. And then fill them up.

we have to download front page online and have to put details in it

In MCA assignment of Professional Skills and Ethics in Q4. it’s said to make a ppt So when do we have to submit the ppt? for july session 22′

Hey Sanjana, I have just joined MCA from IGNOU. Can you just help me with your experience ?

mos first year course title

I’m studying for BCAOL. So how do I send my assignments online?

Hey bro! I’m also pursuing BCAOL from IGNOU. You want to connect?

Can you please let me know how u submitted ur assignment online, do we have any links?

hey kaushal i am also take admission for same stream i want to connect with you

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IGNOU Assignment Guidelines 2023-24

Submitting assignments is a critical aspect of your studies at IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University), and adhering to the correct guidelines is essential to facilitate a hassle-free evaluation process. This article provides a comprehensive guide on the proper procedure for submitting IGNOU assignments specifically tailored to students. Whether you’re a newcomer or an experienced learner, following these IGNOU assignment guidelines will enhance the efficiency of the assignment submission and evaluation process.

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Guidelines for Submitting IGNOU Assignments

  • Preparing the Front Page

The first step in submitting an assignment at IGNOU is to create a well-structured front page. This is the document that introduces your assignment and provides vital information to your instructors. It should contain the following details:

  • Enrollment Number
  • Course Title
  • Assignment Number
  • Date of Submission/Posting

Ensuring that all these details are accurate and complete is crucial for proper identification and assessment of your work.

  • Use A4 Size Paper

Ensure that your response is neatly organized on A4 size paper. This standard paper size not only provides ample space for your answers but also aligns with the formatting requirements of IGNOU.

  • Leave Margins

Leaving a 1-1½ inch margin on the left side of the paper is essential. This space allows instructors to add comments and feedback, ensuring that your assignment is evaluated effectively.

  • Maintain Adequate Spacing

To enhance readability, leave at least four lines of space between each answer. This practice helps instructors easily distinguish between different sections of your assignment.

  • Separate Assignments

At IGNOU, each assignment should be submitted separately. This separation streamlines the evaluation process and ensures that each assignment receives the attention it deserves.

  • Handwriting Matters

It’s crucial to write your assignments in your own handwriting. This practice not only showcases your personal commitment but also helps distinguish your work from others’.

  • Use Your Own Words

When answering questions, always use your own words. Avoid copying directly from the course materials or other sources. Being precise in your responses is key to conveying your understanding effectively.

  • Say No to Copying

Plagiarism is a serious offense in academics. Never copy from another student, as it can lead to returned assignments or reduced marks. Maintain the integrity of your work.

  • Add Your Signature

A personal touch to your assignment is adding your signature at the end. This serves as confirmation that the work is your own and authenticates your submission.

  • Keep a Copy

Always retain a copy of your assignment for your records. This precautionary measure ensures that you have a backup in case the original gets misplaced.

  • Acknowledgment Form

Ensure that you attach the acknowledgment form provided by IGNOU along with your assignment. This is a critical document that signifies the submission of your assignment.

  • Adhere to Submission Dates

Respect the submission date indicated in your IGNOU assignment. Late submissions might not be accepted, and it could adversely affect your grades.

  • Collect Evaluated Assignments

In case you do not receive your evaluated assignment within a month of submission, make arrangements to collect it personally from the IGNOU study center. This step ensures that you can review the feedback provided by your instructor.

  • Change in Program Study Center

If you have requested a change in the program study center at IGNOU, continue submitting your assignment to your original center until the change is officially processed.

Properly submitting assignments is a fundamental aspect of your studies at IGNOU. These IGNOU assignment guidelines 2023-24 are designed to streamline the submission process, making it efficient for both students and instructors. By following these steps, you can ensure that your assignments are evaluated accurately and that you receive the credit you deserve for your hard work and dedication in your IGNOU courses.

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