This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the unit descriptor. This assessment is
designed to improve student presentation skills and to give students experience in researching a topics
relevant to the Unit of Study subject matter.
In assignment 1 you were required to do a 5-10 minutes presentation on a recent academic paper
on on Software Quality, Software Change Management or Software Testing.
Assignment 2 requires writing a report or critique on the paper that you chose in Assignment 1
to Presentation and Participation component above.
Your report should be limited to approx. 1500 words (not including references). Use 1.5 spacing
with a 12-point Times New Roman font. Though your paper will largely be based on the chosen
article, you should use other sources to support your discussion or the chosen papers premises.
Citation of sources is mandatory and must be in the IEEE style.
Your report or critique must include:
Title Page: The title of the assessment, the name of the paper you are reporting on and its
authors, and your name and student ID.
Introduction: Identification of the paper you are critiquing/ reviewing, a statement of the
purpose for your report and a brief outline of how you will discuss the selected article (one or
Body of Report: Describe the intention and content of the article. If it is a research report, discuss
the research method (survey, case study, observation, experiment, or other method) and
findings. Comment on problems or issues highlighted by the authors. Report on results discussed
and discuss the conclusions of the article and how they are relevant to the topics of this Unit of