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Integrating critical reading into writing

The whole point of reading critically is to integrate your understandings of the research literature into your writing. This will help to improve your report writing. In your report you may draw on the literature for a number of purposes:

  • In the introduction, to support your explanation of concepts with explanations from other research
  • In the methods, to understand differences in experimental procedure and methods of analysis and compare these to your own
  • In the results, to compare published results with your own
  • In the discussion, to support the argument in your discussion with published evidence

For more information using the research literature in your report go to:
http://www.usyd.edu.au/learningcentre/wrise/biology/discussion/disc_lang_sources1.html