The primary (broad) purpose of assessment is for you to demonstrate your knowledge by applying it to a set task. It’s a way of showing that you are developing the skill necessary in your field of study.
Different forms and different types of assessment measure a variety of skills or knowledge.
Getting Started on Assessment
This contains what to expect from your course, including the kind of assessment.
Your very first step in preparing an assessment piece is ensuring that you have analysed the task.
Read about the range of genres you may be asked to write in, from essays and reports to reflective journals and more.
It is perfectly normal to feel apprehensive about exams, but putting some strategies in place will help you through.