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 IKC101 question is:
You are required to select two events from the Australian History Timeline. One event must be pre-1967 and the other post-1967. This will enable you to investigate the evolution of approaches to Australian policy for Indigenous Australian peoples, the way in which Indigenous Australians are positioned to rationalise approaches, and the assumed relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians as a consequence.
You are required to describe and analyse each policy/event in relation to:
For further information about the assessment please refer to your subject outline and your Rubric.
|Instruction words||describe, analyse, investigate|
|Qualifying words & phrases||Australian history, pre-1967, post-1967|
|Key concepts||Indigenous, Aboriginal, Protection ACT, Mabo, land rights|
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.