Assessment item 1
Due date: 02-Apr-2016
Return date: 26-Apr-2016
Length: 1500 words
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Find a professional journal article or web page report of an item of accounting news. The report/article must refer to a current event, consideration, comment or decision that has been published on or after 1st January, 2016. Your article could come from one of the professional journals such as ‘Charter’, from ICAANZ, CPA Australia or ICAEW UK or from other professional bodies. The article should not come from an academic journal. Academic journals generally publish 2 or 4 times a year, thus you may not be able to find the latest accounting news. If you are having a problem ensuring that your article is from an appropriate source, contact your Subject Coordinator for advice.
In your own words, write an essay on the article that you have found. Relate the concepts ideas and facts to one or more theories or topics you have studied in this session. For example, the selected article may link to topics such as measurement in accounting, normative accounting theory (Conceptual framework) or Accounting regulations and politics.
Provide a copy of the article with details of the source, date and page numbers with your report.
Academic writing and appropriate referencing are important componets of this assignment. Please follow the link for resources to improve your writing skills, if you wish to do so.
? Assessment items should be typed.
? An essay style of answer is expected with an introduction, body and conclusion for each component. Subheadings are acceptable, point form is not.
? Use 1.5 spacing.
? Use a wide left margin. Markers need space to be able to include their comments.
? Use a standard 12pt font such as Times New Roman, Calibri or Arial.
? Left- justify body text.
? Include a separate title page with your name, student number, subject code, assessment number and assessment question. Include class time and tutor’s name if applicable.
? Number your pages (except the cover page).
? Use a header or footer with your name and student number on each page.
? Always keep a copy of your assessments. Both a hard copy and an electronic copy.
? Grammar, spelling and syntax are important. Always use your spelling and grammar checker, but remember that this does not pick up all errors. You must still carefully edit your work. You may find reading your assignment out loud will assist you in identifying and correcting some mistakes.