We were given an assignment in an University program course which is not related to that course. Can I call the assignment as "extraordinary class assignment"?

  • 1
    Yes, but that would not tell why it was not ordinary
    – Henry
    Dec 7 '16 at 9:14
  • 2
    Extra-curricular would be better.
    – Mick
    Dec 7 '16 at 9:20

Technically you could, but in this context, extraordinary more readily implies amazing, incredible, phenomenal, one-of-a-kind, that sort of thing.

As one of the comments mentions, extra-curricular would work better. You could also use out-of-the-ordinary.

Or, more in terms with what you're talking about—a totally separate assignment—it may be better served by a word like irregular, off-topic or unrelated.

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