How to Write an Assessment

How to write an assessment really depends on what you are assessing,however there are some key points you need to address in any type of assessment.

  1. A good assessment covers all aspects of the topic being discussed.
    • This includes the good, the bad as well as all the pros and cons involved in your research.
    • It is important to make sure the purpose of your assessment is clearly stated, along with an abstract of components you will be looking at.
    • When writing the actual essay, the information involved really depends on what you will be assessing.
      • A nurse, for example, would most likely be assessing a patient. To do this, they would need to know what the patient is suffering from, their symptoms, reactions to medications, any side effects they are experiencing, and any other information that can be reported.

      • Your assessment will be a critical analysis of something specific, usually an object or a person.
        • Sometimes, you will be asked to assess someone else’s work, like an article or report.

        In this situation you will be analyzing the purpose of the report and how well the author has presented their evidence.

      • Your assessment should have the basic components that make up an essay.
        • Have an introduction that explains what you are assessing. -Your introduction should also have a thesis statement that explains the main purpose of your analysis, as well as what you hope to accomplish or learn from your assessment.
        • The body of your report should support your thesis and any theories or predictions stated in your introduction.
        • Your conclusion should restate your thesis and give a summary of your viewpoints regarding what you have learned through your assessment.
      • Learn the specific requirements for the type of assessment you are conducting.
        • Different types of assessments will require different types of information to be gathered.
        • Nurses need medical information, social workers need background information on the clients, and psychologists need all the data from tests involving the subject.