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 MRS120 question is:
Reflection is a fundamental tool in the world of healthcare. Reflection is a valuable way of learning about yourself, about the way you learn, and about professional practice. Analysing learning events that have occurred on campus, in your personal study, and in the clinical setting, and understanding how these events have helped in the development of required professional attributes, is a proven way of discovering what you have yet to learn, and deciding on improved strategies for future learning. Using relevant literature, in 1200 words address the following questions;
|Instruction words||Address, Define, Discuss|
|Qualifying words & phrases||MRS practitioner, Learning strategies, Lifelong learning|
|Key concepts||Definition of reflection, Methods of learning, New strategies to become an effective learner, importance of reflection in lifelong learning.|
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.