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Identifying unknown words

You should make sure you know the precise meaning of every word in an assignment topic. You can check unknown words in a general dictionary and use a subject dictionary to check meanings of words which have a specific meaning in IT.

Read the following assignment topic for Computer Systems.

Sample assignment topic

Computer Systems Assignment 1

Write a report discussing the "state of the art" and predicted advances in one of the following areas of computer technology:

  • Primary memory, including cache
  • Touch screens
  • Hard Disk drives
  • Scanners

Length: 1500 — 2000 words (excluding the bibliography and appendices) You must attach an appendix consisting of photocopies or printouts of three of your most frequently used references. These references must have been published in the last two years.

Marks: 15% of the total marks for this subject

You may have listed any of the following words as appropriate to check in a general dictionary:

report, discuss, state of the art, predict, advance, area, bibliography, appendix, reference

You may have listed any of the following words as appropriate to check in a subject dictionary:

computer technology, primary memory, cache, touch screens, hard disk drives, scanners

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