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Gilbert, F. (2012) 'Written Assignment Types in Assessment : a Varied and Healthy Diet ?' Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching. Vol. 4. (Issue 1, January 2012) Available at:
http://bejlt.brookes.ac.uk/paper/written_assignment_types_in_assessment_a_varied_and_healthy_diet/ (Accessed 18th October 2014)
Gustafson-Pearce, O. (2009) The Assignment Brief. Procedia Social and Behavioural Sciences 1 (2009) 2584-2588 doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.456
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/bitstream/2438/9141/2/Fulltext.pdf (Accessed 20th October 2014)
Richards, K. & Pilcher, N. (2014) 'Contextualising Higher Education Assessment Task Words with an ‘Anti-Glossary’ Approach.' International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 27:5, pp 604-625
Rochon, R. & Knight, J. (2015) The view from the fence. The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, mar. 2015. ISSN 2055-4990. Available at: <https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/studentchangeagents/article/view/196/209>. (Accessed 26 Feb. 2016)
Schmitt, D. (2007) 'Sitting Exams in a Second Language: Minimising Bias, Maximising Potential.'
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Wray, M. (2013) Developing an inclusive culture in higher education: final report. York: Higher Education Academy.