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Research Skills

Writing Your Assignment

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Come up with an outlined plan

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Write in academic style

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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