Business: Business and Society BUSS 1057 - Assessment 1 - SP5 2018

Assessment 1

Assessment #1: Reflective Journals

For Assessment 1, you are required to write four short reflective pieces. Each piece will reflect on 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

For full assessment details please consult your course outline

Plan Your Search

Before you begin your research it is important to plan your search. To do this you need to identify the keywords in your question. The following short video (2m:26s) gives you a brief introduction on how to plan your search and identify keywords. 

Academic / Scholarly / Peer Reviewed Sources

Watch this short video (2m:22s) on how to identify scholarly, academic and peer reviewed sources for use in your assignments.

Reflective Writing

If you're not familiar with reflective writing as an assignment task, this video (2m:14s) may assist you to understand what is required of you.

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What Information Do I Need?

Before starting your research ask yourself these questions: 

  • 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
  • ethics, ethical, ethos, values
  • consumers, consumerism, consumption
  • conflict theory, social conflict theory, social conflict
  • structural functionalism, social structure
  • gender, income, wages, earnings
  • "personal values", values, integrity, ethics, "professional integrity", "professional ethics"
  • "cultural understanding", "cultural diversity", "cross-cultural understanding", globalization, globalisation
  • Aboriginal Australians, indigenous peoples, Australia, culture

What other keywords can you think of? 

For more information about keywords and searching see our guides below:

Evaluate Your Information

This video (3m:17s) will help you evaluate resources to see if they are appropriate for your assessment needs. 

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Referencing help

Referencing Roadmap (Harvard)

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The Referencing Roadmap (Harvard) shows you how to reference using the Harvard-UniSA style.

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