Is your understanding of some words in your assignment instructions a bit fuzzy? Do you need to do some background reading to help you identify keywords and terms before you start assignment research? Your assignment will be off to a good start if you look for clarification in your subject readings, Wikipedia or other online sites.
The following links may help you understand your WS1006 reflective assignment task:
Credo Reference is a great place to start assignment research, particularly when there are terms you don't understand. You can also try out the concept map tool to help you visualise your topic. Search for terms, topics, images or concepts.
Before you begin searching
Combining synonyms/related concepts: OR
Combining words: some databases assume each word is joined with an AND; some databases require the AND.
Phrase searching: to force a phrase search put your phrase in "inverted commas"
Finding words with different spelling: Replace letters in word with a wildcard symbol - usually a ?
Finding words with multiple endings: Use an * at the end of the word stem
There are some fantastic search tools and databases available for finding information for Social Work assignments.
|Not everything you find may be appropriate and academically acceptable to use. It's important to use scholarly sources for your assignments. Before including any sources in your assignment, you will need to evaluate them to decide whether they are relevant for your topic and appropriate for use at university.|
|Core Evaluation Skills|
|In this section you will learn the what, why and how of evaluating resources including useful checklists.|
|Here you will learn about why journal articles are important, the different types of journal articles, how to recognize scholarly journals and the peer review process.|
|Here you will learn about what books are useful for and how to identify scholarly books.|
|Lastly, you will learn about how webpages can be useful, different kinds of webpages, recognizing fake news and using Wikipedia.|
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