Management Concepts Report | Report Writing – starting to write

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Assignment Writing GBS academic skills sessions Phrase book web link: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk
Margaret Hunn
Learning Adviser
Business Team, Learning and Teaching
Information Services
www.griffith.edu.au/library
Four stages to writing an academic paper
1.define the problem
2.do the research
3.do the analysis
4.write the paper using the conventions of the required format
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What is the marker looking for?
Always keep the Criteria Sheet in sight! It can provide:-
valuable information about how to answer the question
an insight to what the marker is looking for
Relevance to the set topic
Critical use of written sources
A Reasoned argument
Competent presentation
Source – Clanchy and Ballard (1991)
Research: moving from notes to an argument
What does the question ask? What is my ‘judgment’ of the issue? What are the key points of my argument? What evidence do I have? What is the literature saying about the key points of my argument? Are there similarities of opinion? Or vast differences in opinion?

Description

 

  • the name of the case study,
  • the problem/potential problem,
  • the explanation as to why this is a problem for the organisation
  • and the proposed argument.

Make sure you have defined important terms and that you have outlined the structure of your report.

Note: Introduction and Problem Identification could be combined in one section, however it is preferred that it be divided into two sections.