A topic analysis will help you to clarify and understand what your assessment question is asking you to do.
You will generally be given three key pieces of information:
The key topic or concept words direct you in what to research.
The limits or qualifiers tell you the specific focus of the topic or concept.
The task or instruction terms tell how you are to deal with the content. CSU has a list of explanations for common instruction words.
Your ACC585 assessment item 2 (part 1) is:
You will choose an ASX Listed company. You are encouraged to: 1. selected a larger firm, 2. avoid financial firms, 3. avoid newly listed firms, and 4. discuss your selection with your lecturer. Before making your final company selection, it is recommended that you briefly review the requirements of both Part 1 and Part 2 of this Assignment.
Part 1 requires you to research your chosen company and prepare a brief (max 750 words) report covering the following:
Your discussion should include references to a range of academic, news and corporate sources available through the internet and library databases. It is not sufficient to rely solely on sources prepared by your company (i.e. materials on your firm's corporate website). Examples of relevant sources include the following:
Firm's corporate website and recent annual reports.
The report should be professionally presented and referenced in accordance with APA Style.
For more details on these library databases go to the Find Company Information tab.
|Instruction words||prepare, summarise, explain|
|Qualifying words & phrases||Porter’s Five Forces Classification, 3 years|
|Key concepts||overview of trends, competitive strategies, competitive advantage|
Tip: Online dictionaries and thesauri can help you identify synonyms.