Welcome to the ACC384 Library Research Skills section!
Below you'll find out how to undertake a Topic Analysis for your assessment task and then you can search for the information you'll need.
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Let's have a look at your assessment and analyse the topic now. Your ACC384 assessment 2 is a 3,000 word report:
Part A (2,500 words)
You are an accountant working for the large professional services firm Tasmania Accountants Ltd. You have been asked by your supervisor to prepare a report which includes a discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the effects of COVID-19.
You need to select a company of your choice within the ‘Basic Materials’ industry, then discuss:
Your report will be read by your team, who will be providing advisory services to other companies who also operate in this industry.
To search for an appropriate company, go to this website: http://www.annualreports.com/, click 'Industry', then select ‘Basic Materials'. The selected company's financial statements need to be prepared in accordance with IFRS.
Part B (500 words)
Part B of this assessment is a reflective activity that requires you to critically evaluate your attempt at Part A.
Your reflective and critical evaluation should:
|Instruction words||discussion, differences, reflection|
|Qualifying words & phrases||International Financial Reporting Standards, ‘Basic Materials’ industry|
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), accounting classes and policies, changes/updates in assets/liabilities/equity/income/expense, Covid 19
Write down the key concepts from your topic and think of 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.
For example, in this assessment, you could use 'international accounting' instead of international financial reporting'.
To start searching, it can be useful to begin with an encyclopaedia, dictionary or handbook to get an overview of your topic, or an explanation of words or concepts that are unfamiliar.
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