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Research Skills

Writing Your Assignment


Come up with an outlined plan


Write in academic style


Proofread and edit your work


  ?   Check out the Holmesglen Library's Study Skills guide for further advice on writing your assignments. 


Types of Academic Writing

Research Essay

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This is one of the most common writing formats.

It requires you to analyse a topic, and use evidence from research to support your main arguments. 


➤ Essay Writing Structure Overview

Reflective Essay

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This format requires you to connect what you have learned within your course with your personal thoughts and understandings. 


➤ Reflective Writing 


Report Writing

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This format requires you to present the aims and outcomes of your research enquiry.


➤ Report Writing Structure Overview

Annotated Bibliography

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This format requires you to provide a list of referenced sources, with a brief summary and evaluation of each source.

Sources must be relevant to the topic and there must be a clear relationship between them. 


➤ Annotated Bibliography 

Literature Review

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This format requires you to critically evaluate research undertaken by others. 


➤ Literature Review