The topic is
- 7 Eleven franchisee employee abuse & underpayment.
The required format of the written Report is provided in a Word document Business Issue Report template available in the Assessment folder in Blackboard and also attached to this Guide.
In completing their report each student must respond to the following points:
•Interpret the relevance of the issue to the study of business and society
•Outline how the issue impacts on stakeholders, – for example business management, unions, employees, government, citizens
•Offer a critique of how the media has presented the issue, for example do you detect a bias towards a likely outcome or solution to the issue?
•Hypothesise on a possible outcome on the issue, (what does the student believe is likely to happen about the issue?).
The written Report assignment provides you with important insights and guided feedback from your examiner about your research and writing skills.
To assist you to adopt appropriate business language the University provides you with an aid entitled “Structuring your essay”. This document suggests typical words and phrases that you can adopt to help you introduce sections, build and argument and adopt a style appropriate for an argumentative essay.
The text of your paper must be 1,500 (+/-10%) words. The font is to be no smaller than 12 pt. (either Arial or Times New Roman) and margins are to be 2.54 cm margins all around. Paragraphs are to be 1 ½ spaced with double spacing between paragraphs. Text beyond the limits will incur a penalty. Appendices are not included in the word count. Be careful that the point you make in the text by using an appendix, for example a graph or a table, is clear and that, in combination, the appendices are clearly presented and logically consistent. Referencing is according to the AMJ style, Academy of Management Journal (AMJ). References must be from a minimum of 15 high quality English language refereed journals. References are not included in the word count.
Assistance with writing reports
This course has a heavy assessment focus upon written examination and written assignments. Students with LOTE are strongly advised to seek support with assignment writing and checking of assignment submissions. Support can be found through UQ Student services and the Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education through their Conversation Club. Most of the assistance available is offered intensively during the first 5 weeks of the term.
Student Services runs a number of information sessions that are useful for research. Specialist workshops are also available on Essay Writing, Case Study Writing and Report Writing. They also provide online modules.