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 topic and writing a report relevant to the Unit of Study subject matter.
For this component you will prepare a report or critique on an academic paper related to Business
Process Modeling or Business Process Management. The paper you select must be directly
relevant to one of these major topics. The paper can be from any academic conference or other
relevant Journal or online sources such as Google Scholar, Academic department repositories
etc… All students must select a different paper, thus the paper must be approved by your
instructor or tutor before proceeding. In case two students are wanting to report on the same
paper, the first who emails the instructor with their choice will be allocated that paper (provided
it is acceptable). Note: popular magazine articles, web sites and blogs are not academic sources.
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 can use other sources to support your discussion. 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 reviewing and its
authors, and your name and student ID.
? Introduction: A statement of the purpose for your report and a brief outline of how you
will discuss the selected article (one or two paragraphs). Make sure to identify the
article being reviewed.
? 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.
Discuss the conclusions of the article and how they are relevant to what you are