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Critical reviews involve summarising and evaluating a piece of writing, e.g. a book, a chapter or a journal article.
You will be required to analyse the components of the text and evaluate it according to a set of criteria.
Read more about critical reviews on the Academic Study Skills website.
An annotated bibliography presents a list of references on research in a specific field. Each reference includes an annotation, or short description and evaluation of each source.
Read more about annotated bibliographies, including their purpose and structure on the Academic Study Skills website.
Making a video for a course can require you to write an original script for the final project.
You may be expected to:
Search for books in the Library that provide advice about script writing techniques.
Written assignments may take the form of essays, technical or lab reports, case studies or annotated bibliographies.
These types of assessment tasks require you to:
Written assignments are often a major component of your assessment tasks.
Learn more about the academic writing process under the Define tab.
Oral presentations involve giving a talk or leading a group discussion.
Thorough preparation is the key to a successful presentation:
PowerPoint slides can enhance a presentation. Here are some hints for designing a good PowerPoint presentation
The Academic Skills and Support website provides many helpful tips, as well as more detailed information about oral presentations
A literature review is a critical summary, analysis and evaluation of the research that has been carried out in a particular field of study. It can form part of a research thesis or it can stand alone as a separate document.
As there is no single method for writing a literature review, it is important to consult with your supervisor/academic/faculty to see if there are any specific requirements you need to follow.
To find examples of literature reviews, search the Library collection:
The same search can be done for systematic reviews by typing in "systematic review" instead of literature review.
Find more on systematic reviews in the Systematic reviews subject guide.
Postgraduate and honours students can book a Research consultation with a subject specialist librarian for support in developing or refining search strategies for their literature review.
Academic Skills provides resources on conducting literature reviews and a list of frequently asked questions.
Report writing involves:
The types of reports you may write at university include progress reports, technical reports or reports of experiments.
For an overview of report writing visit UNSW's Report Writing Support page as well as the following pages on writing the report and presenting the report