Stage 1: Understand what you are being asked
Stage 2: Break the question down into meaningful pieces
Read the following essay topic
Discuss the factors that contribute to childhood obesity in Australia. You should use at least five academic sources from the last five years.
Which words do you think are particularly important in working out what the topic is about?
Watch the video Starting your assignment (2:20) to see how you can analyse and understand the essay topic.
Read the following assignment instruction.
Analyse the economic aspects of a current environmental problem and identify and discuss the two most cited solutions.
1. What is the key topic / subject in this assignment?
2. Which words limit the scope?
3. Which words tell you what action to take?