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 FIN385 Assessment item 1 is a 2,000 word report:
This report is in two parts:
Use one introduction (100 words) and one conclusion (100 words).
Hint: Use Chapter 1 of your textbook as the starting point for your research.
You must use information sources to support your discussion, such as websites, newspaper and magazine articles, journal articles, and books. Each information source used must be referenced correctly in the body of the paper, and in a reference list. Please note that you should not use 'wiki' sites as references for this assignment. These sources may provide useful background reading, but they are not suitable as academic references.
All sources you referred to should be included in a reference list at the end of the report, conforming to APA 7th ed. style referencing. At least ten verifiable, credible and traceable English references are required. Please review the Subject Outline for further details.
|Instruction words||critically discuss, use examples, analysis|
|Qualifying words & phrases||trade, globalization|
|Key concepts||theory of Comparative Advantage model, global firm, multinational, international trade, globalization process/stages/phases, going global|
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.
Tip: Online dictionaries and thesauri can help you identify synonyms.