Assessment 1: Memo and letter
For this assessment you will need to:
You will need to cite references in this assignment. This page is designed to assist you with using the Library to find references. Consult your Course Outline for more information about the assessment requirements.
Before you start searching, think of some keywords related to your topic. Here are a few examples to get you started:
Use these tips to turn your keywords into a search term:
Then try your search in the Library Collection.
You may want to find articles in professional magazines. You can access some of these online:
It is recommended to access the Harvard Business Review journal through the Business Source Ultimate database. To search for articles on specific topics within the journal, click the 'Search within this publication' link and on the search page, enter the title or keywords starting from the second row.
Note: leave the first row as it is.
Once you have found some resources, you will need to evaluate if they are appropriate and if they are from a credible source.
Watch the following video (3 min 17 sec) for more information on evaluating resources.
Critical thinking is an essential part of taking a scholarly approach to learning. It involves analysing and questioning information you receive to arrive at logical, well-reasoned conclusions.
The following resources will assist you in understanding and developing your critical thinking and analysing skills needed for your assignment.
These resources have advice for writing memos and letters:
Here are some resources for general writing skills:
If you have questions about the assessment, you should post these to the course Discussion Forum.
Other help options are listed in the Accounting guide.
Studiosity offers an ‘online classroom’, where you can chat with a learning adviser. The service can assist with learning English, writing, and referencing.
What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.
There are many free systems available. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. For more information, see the EndNote guide.