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Title:An investigation into the effects of the quality of assignments on performance among third year students at Masvingo Teachers' College
Authors:Chibaya, O.
Ziso, R.
Periodical:Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 1013-3445)
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:academic achievement
teacher education
Abstract:Using a questionnaire, the authors examine the effects of the quantity of assignments on the quality of performance among third-year students at Masvingo Teachers' College (Zimbabwe). 100 students and 54 lecturers participated in the study. The areas investigated include students' views on availability of resources including time, teaching materials and other related resources during assignment research and writing. The authors conclude that giving assignments is not coordinated in the college, and as a result due dates for different assignments usually clash. Furthermore, students are not given adequate lectures or guidance on assignment writing, thus affecting the quality of their work. Also, students are given too many assignments in different subject areas. Finally, library resources do not match the student ratio. Recommendations for improvement are presented in conclusion. App., bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]