@Foxie. I assume you are doing CON102 as that had an assignment on December 1st. For that one, I wrote it out more or less as a question and answer assignment using the questions themselves as headings.
The next one I have to complete is for CON104. There aren't any word limits or marking schedules/weightings. All we have is a 60/20/20 split over sections. There is plenty of room for specifics that might give us an idea of what areas will need more attention over others. Of course this isn't a massive impediment to completing the assignment, but it comes back to my point that people who are new to this industry need as much guidance as you can give them.
An assignment mark return time of less than 3 weeks would be useful too. By the time I find out my mark for my first assignment (CON102. 21st Dec) it will be week 8 and the halfway point of the trimester. By that point, I would like to know whether I am truly on the right page.
It seems like the experienced types just put their heads down, ignore the forums and work backwards from the assignment briefs because they know more or less what they're doing. Instead of learning the material and completing the assignments, I imagine it's easier just to 'cheat' and read the assignments thoroughly and then pluck the relevant information from the fact sheets. I'll probably be doing it this way by the end of the trimester.