The word ‘review’ is the task – it’s what you’re being asked to do; ‘evolution’ is the topicof the assignment; and most importantly, the ‘scientific evidence’ part limits the scope of the assignment.
Once you’ve identified the task, topic and scope, you can unpack these three elements further.
Let’s look at the task first:
The task sets out what you’re being asked to do.
In assignment questions, you’ll often see directions such as ‘argue,’ ‘contrast’ and ‘define’; these are ‘task words.’
At university, these task words have specific meanings which tell you what you have to do.
Now let’s look at the topic and scope of the question more closely.