topic can now be found at the bottom of this page.

Report: You are required (as a group with up to four members) to write a report based on a given case study. This assignment will account for 30% of the course and Peer assessment a further 10% The Details of the assignment topic can now be found at the bottom of this page. The case study can be found on pages 207 to 223 of the attached PDF file “Integrated Reporting, Concepts and Cases that Redefine Corporate Accountability” at the end of this page below. The rest of the document will provide valuable information on the topic of Integrated report and corporate sustainability and links to further reading which you will need to have for tackling the assignment. So do not just limited your reading to chapter 13 of this document. Some suggestions for working in a group Things to consider in order to work effectively as a team: • How often are we going to meet to discuss progress? • Set tasks for each person to achieve prior to each meeting. • How will you handle a team member if they do not do the agreed work? • Who is going to submit the assignment into Moodle? The assignment should only be submitted once for the group. Planning your group report As a group you should discuss: • What are we going to write about? • What will the overall structure look like? • Who is going to write what? • How will we introduce the report, link the parts together and conclude? (Adapted from Gibbs, 1994, p.49) Here are two suggestions as to how your group might divide up the tasks, and what roles each of you could play: With four team members separate the report into 4 sections Roles incorporated in a writing plan with 4 team members Section Writer Reviewer Proofreader 1 Person A Person B Person C 2 Person B Person C Person D 3 Person C Person D Person A 4 Person D Person A Person B With a team of three you might break the tasks and roles into the following plan: With three team members separate the report into three sections Roles incorporated in a writing plan with 3 team members Section Writer Reviewer Proofreader 1 Person A Person B Person C 2 Person B Person C Person A 3 Person C Person A Person B Some suggestions for writing the report You are not simply restating the findings in the case study, but to propose innovative ways to facilitate a similar project in the future. Identify as a group some innovative ways to facilitate a similar project – These are your claims. A paragraph contains a claim followed by supporting evidence (eg. books, academic journal articles, credible on-line material (Refer to Evaluating Websites for a list of questions to ask to evaluate the validity of the content). Here are some questions you can ask yourself about a particular bit of evidence. Answering them may help you explain how your evidence is related to your overall argument: 1. O.k., I’ve just stated this point, but so what? Why is it interesting? Why should anyone care? 2. What does this information imply? 3. What are the consequences of thinking this way or looking at a problem this way? 4. I’ve just described what something is like or how I see it, but why is it like that? 5. I’ve just said that something happens-so how does it happen? How does it come to be the way it is? 6. Why is this information important? Why does it matter? 7. How is this idea related to my thesis? What connections exist between them? Does it support my thesis? If so, how does it do that? 8. Can I give an example to illustrate this point?

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