It is important to break down the requirements of your assessment task before you start searching for information so that you can plan your approach.
In MHP214 Assessment 2 you've been asked to report on a community development project from within your own community. You will need to discuss the following:
It's recommended that you use a minimum of 7 high-quality academic resources for this assessment. These requirements may feel a little overwhelming at first, but with some thought and planning, you can come up with a research plan that will suit this assessment task.
A topic analysis helps you clarify and understand what your assessment question is asking you to do.
You'll generally be given three key pieces of information:
You can always watch the topic analysis video for an example. Once you've broken the question down, try to brainstorm as many synonyms and similar terms/phrases as you can.
This is a useful exercise because the language used to describe your topic may vary from source to source, and you don't want to miss out on a good source because it uses a different term to the one you are searching on.
Let's use this topic as an example:
Identify the main characteristics of successful community development projects aiming to address issues of equity and empowerment.
|Keyword||Synonym / Similar or related terms and phrases|
|Community development||"community work", "community action", "community programs"|
|Equity||social equity, equality, bias, inclusion, participation|
Write down the key concepts from your topic and have a go at brainstorming as many alternative keywords and phrases as possible.
Tip: Online dictionaries and thesauri can help you identify synonyms.
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.