Assessment: how to do well

by Jeanette Sakel

With the end of the term looming and the assessment period to begin just after Easter, I thought it would be a good idea to share a draft chapter from one of my new books on Assessment – how to do well. It is the first draft of this chapter for the book Study Skills for Linguistics, which will be published by Routledge in the Understanding Language series (most likely in early 2015). It’s quite a short chapter (8 single-space or 11 1.5-spaced pages), but it’s packed full of information on small things you can implement to do well.

Because I don’t want to share it with the whole world just yet, I’ve uploaded the file to your course Blackboard pages (i.e. the generic Blackboard course at the top, either ‘English and English Language’ or ‘English Language and Linguistics’ – under ‘Course Materials’. Please let me know if you have difficulties locating the file.

If you spot typos, or have feedback about any of the things I discuss (such as ‘include more of x and less of y’ or the like), I’d really like to encourage you to get in touch ( This book is, in the first instance, aimed at incoming students, so the beginning of the chapter may state a few things that you may find quite obvious (at your level). But I hope it is useful no matter what stage of your degree you are at!


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