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 EHR109 Assessment 3 question asks you to select a topic from the given list and:
We'll use the first topic from Part A as an example:
Discuss the benefits of psychology in injury rehabilitation. Include a discussion of specific psychological strategies and examples that have emerged from injury research to support your points.
The topic and instructions can be analysed as follows:
|Instruction words||Discuss, include, support|
|Qualifying words & phrases||Specific strategies, examples, injury research|
|Key concepts||Psychology, injury rehabilitation, psychological strategies|
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.
In the Oxford Reference search box below, enter some of the keywords you've identified from your assessment question and note down any alternate keywords that you find.