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At this first stage, you need to work out:
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 Assessment 1 question is: Consider the topics you have been learning about thus far in this subject and discuss the relationship between at least three of them with reference to theories of conflict resolution.
|Qualifying words & phrases||theories of conflict resolution|
|Key concepts||conflict, peace, conflict resolution|
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.