The Official Fanfiction University of Middle-earth is famous for its difficult and often outright malicious homework assignments. Since any opportunity to reread OFUM is an opportunity I'll take, this is the complete list of essays handed out during OFUM's first year.
Essay on how you would attempt to take over Middle-earth. No creating jewellery. 1000 pages (or words). Given by Sauron.
Fanfic in Elvish with no self-inserted character. Suggested by Lina Holling.
Essay on why you should learn the language yourself instead of bribing something to write it for you. 500 words. Given by Elrond.
Essay, 'The Importance of Starlight'. Given by Elrond.
Essay, 'The Platonic Love Manifest'. Given by Frodo and Sam.
Essay, 'Why I Should Pay Attention to Dark Lords, Especially In Class'. 1000 words. Given by Sauron.
Chart on 'Sacred Numbers'. Given by Elrond.
Essay in Westron on the consequences of speaking English in Middle-earth. 1000 words. Given by Elrond.