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MHS Library | Extended Investigation (VCE)

Taking notes to help with your Research Plan

Applying Critical Literacy Strategies when note-taking on the literature methods

Critical Literacy Strategies ask you to make critical comment on (or critique) the literatures' method.

When you are reading each piece of literature make notes on each of the following;


BIAS is not open to your interpretation. BIAS is when a systematic error has occurred. You need to ask yourself whether you are capable as a beginning researcher to identify systematic error. At this stage you may wish to play it safe by identifying what you might consider as BIAS as a limitation.

Now decide if your notes on the method are positive or negative


Example 1

Example 2 is a higher level of academic writing where you have made a comparison or contrast between 2 pieces of literature.

view the full guide from Melbourne University - Academic Writing - Critical Literacy