Business: Business and Society BUSS 1057 - Assessment 1 - SP5 2017

Assessment 3

Business and Society - Help with Assessment 1, SP5 2017

Assessment Question

The assignment requires you to write three short reflective pieces. Each piece will reflect on a specific content within the course. Each entry requires you to bring together:

  1. Information from relevant readings
  2. Concepts from the relevant part of the course
  3. Personal experience

Turn these over in your mind and reflect on the topic, and write in the first person about your considered view. The three entries in total should not exceed 2500 words. You may choose to allocate approximately equal words to each of the three pieces.

See the details for each reflective piece in the following tabs.

Reflective writing records the writer's thoughts about individual learning and experience. Whenever you use ideas from a source, reference them using the UniSA Harvard style.

Stop** For full assessment details please consult your course outline. **

First reflective entry

The first reflective entry requires you to reflect on

"The affluent society is a consumer society. This appears to have wide-ranging consequences for our relation to work. In a consumer society, our social status will not depend on our ability to produce something but rather on our ability to consume it." (Svendson, 2016, p. 119).

  • INFORMATION: Suggested anchor reading is - Textbook, chapter 7, Work in an age of affluence.
  • WAY OF MAKING SENSE: Useful conceptual background is provided in the first segment of the course, work and meaning of work, introduction, chapter 1, 4 and 7 of the textbook.
  • PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: This may be experience you have had, or experience of someone you know.


The first entry is due on Sunday 10 October 2017, by 11 pm Adelaide time.

** For full details of the assessment criteria please refer to the course outline.

Reflective Journal 2 requires you to write 2 reflective entries on the topics given below. It is expected that you incorporate the feedback provided by your tutor for Reflective Journal 1.


Second reflective entry

The second reflective entry requires you to reflect on what ethics means to you as an individual.

  • INFORMATION: Suggested anchor reading: eReading 23 by Bazerman 2014, 'Becoming a first class noticer'. See suggested other relevant readings below
  • WAY OF MAKING SENSE: Useful conceptual background might come from the segment of the course about ethics and sustainability.
  • PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: This might be examples of people and businesses who have acted responsibly or irresponsibly and the consequences of their actions.


Third reflective entry

The third reflective entry requires you to reflect on how cultural understanding might (or might not) help you develop as a professional in a globalized world.

  • INFORMATION: the careers workbook might help you identify the profession that you seek to join. If you are already a member of a profession, the careers workbook might help you identify the values that are important for that profession. See also suggested readings below, however you may also choose to anchor your reflection in any of the other readings from the course.
  • WAY OF MAKING SENSE: Useful conceptual background might come from the segment of the course which discusses being professional.
  • PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: This may be an example of a time when your personal values were challenged, or any other relevant experience.



Reflective Journal 2 is due on the 21st of May, 2017 by 11 pm Adelaide time.

** For full details of the assessment criteria please refer to the course outline**


Reflective writing

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  • What type of information is needed?
  • How much information do I need?
  • What keywords / phrases can I use to help me find information?

Some keywords examples:

  • work, job, employment, labor
  • consumers, consumerism, consumption
  • affluence, wealth, "cost and standard of living"
  • "personal values", values, integrity, ethics, "professional integrity", "professional ethics"
  • "cultural understanding", "Cultural diversity", "cross-cultural understanding", globalization, globalisation

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