Week 11 Session one
Extended Project Introduction: Individual Assignment BUSINESS
Last week you were introduced to the Poster Presentation assignment and how to complete it. Answers the questions below without looking back in your notes to see what you can remember.
1. A____________ C__________
2. T _______ A_________
3. F_________ the T__________
4. P____________ I__________
5. D_________ L __________
6. C __________ C __________ S___________
7. C ________ I_____
An individual, written assignment of approximately 2,000 words, excluding tables, diagrams, headings, appendices, bibliography, etc.
Note that students will be required to show evidence of research from a range of sources including credible media sources. Use of academic and industry journals is not essential. You should avoid just relying on corporate websites although you are encouraged to contact your chosen companies in order to get some direct information from the organisations’ Corporate Affairs or PR departments.
Reports have some similarities and differences to essay writing. Decide if the statements below can be found in reports, essays or both.
|Include references to reading, research and theory|
|Explore hypothetical or abstract ideas/concepts|
|Tend to be based on actual events|
|Be well structured and have a logical progression of ideas|
|One key point or main idea will be found per paragraph or section|
|Can include headings to help structure the information|
|Can include diagrams, tables and illustrations within the main text|
|Tend to include diagrams, tables and illustrations as an appendices|
|Consider the reader in mind when writing|
|Use language that is concise, clear and direct to convey the meaning|
|Can have a ‘recommendation for action’ section|
Below provides information of the general structure and layout of your report, fill in the gaps to complete the text;
This should clearly show your student details and the 1______________ of the submission.
This page will list the content of the submission and the corresponding page numbers. Remember to also add page numbers as footer throughout your work.
Introduction (200 words)
The aim of this is to introduce the assignment and its topic to the reader. Try to use this section to 3.______________ the reader to want to continue reading. You should also try to add at least one source at this point. This could relate to the sector chosen or the overall topic area i.e. competitive advantage.
Main body (1600 words)
This section is where the majority of your research will be shown. You will need to research and examine the chosen 4._____________ and identify the following areas:
Conclusion (200 words)
This is where you will sum up the entire assignment and draw on your own thoughts and opinions to 7._______________ what you think the business could do over the next 2-5 years in order to succeed.
This should include the 5 diary record sheets that you have been completing during the module.
On the next page you will see a template of the diary entry you will need to include in your individual assignment. Brainstorm the types of things you could include in each section.
Business Foundation Extended Project
General Instructions: Complete this sheet each week (go onto a second page if necessary), print and bring it with you to the class. If you are unable to attend the class you must email it to your tutor by 10.00am on the day of the class. You should keep copies of these diaries and hand them in as an appendix to your individual final report.
Name: Week (tick as relevant) __1 __2 __3 __4 __5
|1. Research Completed: Give details of research carried out since the last completed diary sheet, listing sources identified and giving an outline of what use these sources are. Note that typically these details will show evidence of leading on from the previous week’s ‘Research Plan’. Your individual research activities should be detailed in the context of the broader aims and objectives of your group’s research needs.|
|2. Research Plan: Give details of your research plan for the next week. Include details of exactly what you will be looking for and why. Typically these plans will be reflected in ‘Research Completed’ in the following week’s diary. Ensure you mention how your individual plans support your group’s research requirements.|
|Signature of Tutor (to be completed in class each week)|
Below are two diary examples for week 1 and 2.