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COMM 2081: Business Communication (UCBA)

This guide supports the research assignments for COMM 2081.

Your Team's Business Improvement Topic

You'll likely start with a broad topic for your team's business improvement then scale it to meet the project guidelines. For this initial phase:

  • Review the assignment for requirements and guidelines (e.g. number of sources, types of sources, age of source)
  • Talk with your professor to determine if the improvement topic meets the scope and scale of the assignment
  • Make sure you go through the topic approval process if required by your professor 

Mapping Your Research Ideas Video

Once your team has their business improvement topic, the next step is to identify key concepts and keywords about it to help find sources that will support the project. These keywords and key concepts help build more efficient searches and provide more relevant search results. The Mapping Your Research Ideas video introduces this concept and shows you how to do this using an example topic.

Note: Video includes pause points to allow time to work on the Keyword Map worksheet

  • Download Keyword Map worksheet (Word file link) or open a new Word document on your device
  • Watch Mapping Your Research Ideas video (2:53 minutes)
  • Complete Keyword Map worksheet using your team's business improvement topic  

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