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Analyse the task

 

Carefully read and analyse the essay topic and identify the key words.

  • Content words tell you WHAT the topic is.
  • Instruction words tell you HOW to write the essay (e.g. argue, discuss, describe etc.).
  • Limiting words RESTRICT the task (ie the scope of the topic and the breadth of the subject matter to be included.)
  1. Read the assessment criteria
  2. Rewrite the question in your own words

Activity: Sample essay topic

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Compare team models in two contemporary organisations. Discuss the effectiveness of these models with reference to current management theories.

Activity: Sample essay topic

Identify the different kinds of key words in the essay topic.

Compare team models in two contemporary organisations. Discuss the effectiveness of these models with reference to current management theories.

Answers

Content words: Team model, effectiveness, management theories
Instructional words: Compare, discuss, with reference to
Limiting words: two contemporary, current