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HCS102 Research Skills Guide: Assessment 3

Critical Reflections

Build on the resources used and the skills you developed in Assessment 1 and Assessment 2.

The Getting Started box on this page lists sections within this guide that will help you complete Assessment 3. Use the additional resources below to learn more about critical reflection and critical thinking.


Task Summary: You will complete a written, critical reflection essay about communication, taken from a 'communication event'.

  1. Briefly describe your communication event. 
  2. Choose and discuss how this event relates to the Russian Doll Analogy
  3. Analyse and critique how this event relates to a minimum of one other concept from this subject. For example: ethos of scholarship; values; locus of control; types of communication; learning styles
  4. Discuss extra-dimensional communication within this event. 
  5. Evaluate what you have learnt from reflecting on this communication event.

Please see your Subject Outline for comprehensive instructions.

Topic Analysis

Suggested Resources: Essay Writing


Please see your Subject Outline for comprehensive instructions.

Suggested Resources: Critical Thinking

You may find the following resources helpful for gaining an understanding of critical thinking, or for further research on your assignment topic.

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