Literature Surveys, Methodology Recounts and Research Reports are types of writing which enable you to develop your academic skills, so that you can learn how to become a researcher in your field. Researchers must know what other researchers have written, so they must survey the literature in a Literature Survey. They also gather data and conduct experiments of various types, and they recount their research methods. Lab Reports are a type of Methodology Recount, for example. When students conduct a complete piece of research, with a literature review, a report on the research they have conducted, and an evaluation of its significance, we call this a Research Report. Theses and dissertations are types of Research Report; they are rather like research articles in academic journals.
The Primary Purpose of this important category of writing is Building Research Skills.
Listen to the discussion between a student (S) and a lecturer (L) and do the task.