The assignment that I am working on right now is called Blind Contour Drawing. It means you look at the model and only the model when you draw. You simply follow the lines of the body.
I was really excited to try this technique since in the past my sketching abilities have been nothing to look at.
So far I am really enjoying it, even if my pictures look goofy I already feel like I have learned something. Ofcourse I still have many many more to do. We'll see how it affects my sketching abilty!!