Methodologies describe your procedures in how you approached your research. You will need to describe data and results clearly, compare current and historic research and use appropriate tense and markets.
Literature reviews are a summary and evaluation of the reading relevant to your research project and provide key context. The review will have to be unique and relevant while contributing new information to your research paper. It will also have to highlight patterns such as consensus, gaps and inconsistencies throughout.
Discussion, findings and conclusions are where you will critically evaluate, interpret, explain and justify your own findings from your research.
Essays and journal articles are something you will come across often and require a specific focus of writing skills. There are key words you must understand first in order to understand essay types and answer correctly. The Essay, usually much shorter than a dissertation or research report, is where you will structure your key arguments, thoughts and position on a subject through use of critical thinking and based on your factual research.
Exams are of course still part of the process and still matter as they will gain overall points towards your success. Understanding what is being asked of you at exam time in the form of the questions will be critical to your success. Examiners look for you to demonstrate key areas of understanding in the form of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis and evaluation. You must understand the key words being used in the question and the delicate nuances between them. If you don’t, you could easily go off in the wrong direction