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THL111: Keywords (Topic Analysis)

Topic Analysis

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:

  1. The key topic or concept words direct you in what to research.
  2. The limits or qualifiers tell you the specific focus of the topic or concept.
  3. The task or instruction terms tell how you are to deal with the content. CSU has a list of explanations for common instruction words.

'Rainbow Spirit Theology assumes that God the Creator Spirit has been speaking through Aboriginal culture from the beginning' (from Rainbow Spirit Theology). Discuss, using the theological distinction between 'general revelation' and 'special revelation'

Instruction words discuss
Qualifying words & phrases  Aboriginal, rainbow spirit theology
Key concepts

general revelation, special revelation

KEYWORD ACTIVITY

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.

Topic Analysis

Tip!

If you're having trouble understanding some of the keywords and phrases in your assignment question, it may help to look them up in a theological dictionary.

Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.

Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.