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Accounting: ACCT 1008: Accounting for Business - SP5 2019

1. Assignment Part A & Part B

For the assignments for Accounting for Business, you will need to:

  • Write a letter to your client to explain recorded accounting transactions (Part A)
  • Prepare explanations about 3 accounting cases in a formal business letter format (Part B)

This page was created to help you as you complete your assignments.

See your course outline and LearnOnline page for details on these assessments.

2. Plan your search

Before you start searching, think of some keywords related to your topic. Here are a few examples to get you started:

  • accounting standards
  • client communication

Once you have planned your search, you need to connect your key words using:

  • OR: Combines similar keywords
  • AND: Combines different keywords
  • NOT: Excludes words from the search

Remember to use "quotation marks" to keep phrases together.

Then try your search term in the Library Catalogue:

Search the Library Catalogue

Here are some examples of completed search terms you can use in the catalogue:

From your results, your can then use the filters on the left to limit by date or choose certain formats.

3. Evaluating your sources

Once you have found some resources, you will need to evaluate if they are appropriate and if they are from a credible source. Watch this video for more:

5. Referencing and academic skills

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
Need help referencing? Follow the roadmap!
Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)
More Help:
  • Referencing hub
    Information around what is referencing, paraphrasing, referencing rules, referencing styles and Academic Integrity. Also includes a link to the Harvard Referencing Guide UniSA (pdf).
  • Referencing forum
    Discuss referencing, exchange advice and post questions and answers about referencing (facilitated by Student Engagement Unit).

What do you do with all those references you have found?

Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.

Watch Managing Your References to decide which tool is best for you and then get started. 

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6. Checklist for writing assignments

Use the checklist below to make sure you have met all requirements for your assignment