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Introduction (approx. 150 words) This section must cover two main things (a) a brief introduction and background to the study (b) the objectives of the study For the introduction and background, you must provide a brief introduction to the reader about the assignment, its relevance and importance etc. Objectives: You need to clearly state the key objectives (2-3) of the assignment. (hint: consider the issues you have been asked to address). Analysis of Sector (approx. 1200 words) Address the 3 sections representing the issues that you need to consider. Conclusion (approx. 150 words) Write a short concluding comment which reminds the reader what the main purpose of the research was, how you went about addressing the objectives of the study, what was the data you used and what were the main findings. References Include a list of relevant references in alphabetical order, using Harvard style. Page 4 of 5 Appendix (optional) Additional Information Submission of Report Students are required to submit only an electronic copy of their report (in MS Word) in the area provided on Cloud Deakin by 23h59 on the due date. Supporting diagrams Use tables and diagrams where appropriate. All tables and diagrams must be numbered, labelled and briefly explained in the text of your paper e.g. “Table 2 shows the GDP growth of the main economies ….” Font Use a 12-point font. (Times New Roman or Arial). The report should be 1.5 line spaced with an extra line space between each paragraph. Please use page numbers and indicate at the end of your report the word count. Word Count The word limit is 1500 words (=/-10%) and will be strictly adhered to. A 10% penalty (from the available marks) will apply for deviating from this word limit. The following sections are NOT included in the word count: Cover Page; Abstract; References; Appendices. Research Students are expected to prepare for the report by reading and citing a range of references. These could include journal articles, books, newspaper articles, business reports, and government reports.