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This guide provides an overview of the assessment requirements in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work with emphasis on written assessments. It offers advice on how to approach an assessment task and also refers to the University policies and assessment criteria that apply to all items of assessment in every course.

Assessment in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

  • Why assess?
  • Types of assessment you may encounter

Student rights and obligations

  • Rights
  • Obligations

Developing skills for assessment

  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Note Taking
  • Reading Effectively
  • Researching the Assessment Task

Successfully preparing your assessment

  • Answering a question
  • Common Specific Instructions
  • A worked example
  • Use of non-discriminatory and formal language


  • Using a referencing style
  • Which referencing style should I use?
  • When should I reference?
  • Direct Quotations
  • Quotations and acknowledgments
  • Tables and Figures
  • Word Count
  • Penalty in relation to word count


  • The Basics
  • General Points

Other Assessment forms

  • Participation in learning activities
  • Oral presentations


  • Electronic submission
  • Hard copy submission
  • Penalties for late submission


  • Extension progressive assessment
  • Resubmitting assessment pieces
  • Returning Marked Assessment


  • Deferred Examination
  • Supplementary Assessment
  • Request for Assessment Remark