Unpacking the Question

Do you find your assignment questions long and confusing? Sometimes they can appear that way! Knowing what you are being asked to do is half the battle. The first step to making sure that you offer an appropriate, well-rounded response is fully understanding the question.  

This Unpacking the Question session will cover techniques for unpacking the assignment requirements for clear understanding so that you can be confident about developing your response. It will show you how to take your assignment brief and decode it allowing you to plan your answer in a clear and succinct way.  

One of the key areas for you to understand is the directions that a question imposes on you. The words are chosen with care and it is important that you craft your response to the question ensuring that you have fully understood what you are being asked to do. This glossary of directional words should help to guide you in this area.