Found this in the bug tracker:
in mod/assignment/submissions, this line allows the assignment criteria to be posted at the top, making marking easier.
echo format_text($assignment->description, $assignment->format);
I placed it after print_simple_box_start("center", "50%"); so it was nicely formatted in a white box
It also works in echo-assignment:
echo format_text($newassignment->description, $newassignment->format);
Does that count as my first moodle hack?
Now I don't have to have loadsa windows/tabs open when I'm marking
Just replying to myself to clear this from the unanswered list The marking block also does this for anybody who is searching and finds this thread in the future.