Teesside University Assignment Cover Sheet

Once you’ve found all your evidence, and have decided what to say in each section, you need to write it up as paragraphs.  Each paragraph should be on a single topic, making a single point.  A paragraph is usually around a third of a page. 

We find Godwin’s (2014) WEED model very helpful for constructing paragraphs.


W is for What

You should begin your paragraph with the topic or point that you’re making, so that it’s clear to your lecturer.  Everything in the paragraph should fit in with this opening sentence.


E is for Evidence 

The middle of your paragraph should be full of evidence – this is where all your references should be incorporated.  Make sure that your evidence fits in with your topic.


E is for Examples

Sometimes it’s useful to expand on your evidence.  If you’re talking about a case study, the example might be how your point relates to the particular scenario being discussed.


D is for Do

You should conclude your paragraph with the implications of your discussion.  This gives you the opportunity to add your commentary, which is very important in assignments which require you to use critical analysis. 

So, in effect, each paragraph is like a mini-essay, with an introduction, main body and conclusion.

University Documents

Student Regulations

The document below provides you with information on University Regulations.
Essential information for students on university regulations

You must familiarise yourself with the University's regulations, policies, procedures and codes of practice. You are expected to abide by them and they ensure that your rights are protected during your time at the University. If you are studying at a Partner College you should follow the college's policies and procedures in the first instance. However, you must also familiarise yourself with the University's regulations because they apply to you and your programme, and they ensure that your rights are protected during your time with the University.

The main areas of student regulations are outlined below.

Copies of Application Packs relating to University Student Regulations can be accessed by selecting the sub directory 'University Application Packs'.

Select a subdirectory below of the 'student regulations' directory

Please follow the links below to access the relevant University policies and procedures documents

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