In this assessment, you will address a contemporary organizational or business issue and
apply research skills to identify, select and analyze 10 sources to form an annotated
bibliography. The issue and resources used in Assessment 1A will also form the basis for
Assessment 1B – Forming an Argument.
A digital communications topic will be selected by your lecturer in Week 1. The selected
the topic will be the basis of student research for all three assessments.
When examining a topic(decided by the facilitator), consider the following:
• Locate material (books, periodicals, white papers and other documents) that may
contain useful information and ideas on your issue.
• Briefly examine and review the items and select 10 that represent a variety of
perspectives on the issue.
• Write an annotation of 150 words for each reference summarising the central theme
and scope. The annotation should include one or more sentences that,
o evaluate the authority or background of the author
o comment on the intended audience
o compare or contrast this work with another you have cited
o explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic