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:
Your CUS101 Assessment 3 task requires you to :
Source a media article dealing with a contemporary (last 24 months) border management issue (eg. importation of illicit narcotics or other prohibited goods, CITES issues, illegal fishing, intellectual property rights infringements, revenue leakage, quarantine/health, people smuggling etc)
Your response is to be centred around the issue identified in the selected media article and to be addressed in a border management context
|Instruction words||source, identify, analyse, outline|
|Qualifying words & phrases||contemporary (last 24 months), domestic, international|
|Key concepts||border management, challenges*|
* you will need to include keywords relevant to the issue from your chosen article, and the specific challenges the issue presents.
Write down the key concepts from your topic and have a go at brainstorming as many alternative keywords and phrases as possible.
Thinking about your topic in this way forces you to describe your topic in "other words", which will provide you with some useful keyword alternatives as well as help you to cement your understanding of the topic.
Dictionaries and encyclopaedias can help you to find additional keywords and get an overview of the concept.
Oxford Reference Online is a huge repository of subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and other reference-type material.
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