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Analysis Practice

Example 1:
Discuss the impact of three new technologies on universities and students in Australia.

Step 1 “impact”
● Which means the influence or effect of one thing on
Check the meaning another.
“new technologies”
● The meaning would depend on what the course has
covered, it could refer to email, mobile phones or
the Internet.
“universities”
● Refers to Higher Education institutions
“students”
● Refers to the customers of the universities.
Step 2 Task word
● “Discuss” which means consider from different
Identify the main parts points of view and present and analyse
● Task words considerations for and against.
● Content words Content words
● Limiting words ● of three new technologies
● on universities and on students
Limiting words
● in Australia
Step 3 You will need to write about:
● The effect of the first technology on universities and
Putting it together on students.
● The effect of the second technology on universities
and on students.
● The effect of the third technology on universities
and on students.

Once you have chosen three specific technologies, this


initial plan helps you to specify the information that you will
need to focus on.

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Example 2:
Explain the most important reasons why good writing skills are essential in universities.

Step 1 “good writing skills”


● What are these skills and why are
Check the meaning they important.

Step 2 Task words


● “Explain the most important reason
Identify the main parts why”. Give details, make clear,
● Task words stating the why and how using
● Content words examples.
● Limiting words Content words
● “good writing skills are essential”
Limiting words
● “in university”
Step 3 You will need to:
● Define good writing skills.
Putting it together ● Illustrate the positive effects of each
of them in university.
● Explain what can go wrong if they
are not used in these settings.

Analysing the question either for an essay, report or any other type of assignment is an
essential academic skill. Practising your analysis skills will have a positive effect on your
academic performance.

If you are still unsure of how to analyse the brief, you can:

● Discuss the brief with your lecturer;


● Make an appointment with your Academic Skills Lecturer
● Attend a session at the Language and Academic Skills Unit.

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