‘One of the unique features of most recognized trades and vocations including the
highly regulated accounting profession is the existence of code of ethics which are the
hallmarks of global best practices.’ (Otalor and Eiya, 2013)
1. Read the learner guide on essay writing on Kaplink
riting.pdf). Define and interpret the question. Identify the key topics that you will need
to research in order to write the essay on this topic. These should be presented as a
brainstorm map with definitions of key terms.
2. Conduct a literature search. Locate three articles which would inform your discussion.
You may need to review a substantial number of articles to find the ones which are of
most use in your essay. Use the Proquest and Emerald databases on Kaplink
3. Prepare an annotated bibliography using the three articles. See the annotated
bibliography guide on the portal. a. Reviews should begin with a full bibliographic citation (author, date, title of journal
article, name of journal, volume, issue, and pages and access details). See
b. Summary of each article. Define the general subject/problem/research areas, the
scope (what the author intends to discuss and why), and the central idea/s.
Summarize the author's major findings and conclusions.
c. Analysis/Evaluation. In this section, you must analyze the various parts of each
article thoughtfully and carefully so that you can establish its strengths and
ï‚§ What is the objective/purpose of the research discussed in the article? Does the
author accomplish this objective?
ï‚§ Who is the intended audience eg researchers or practitioners? Is the writing style appropriate for this audience?
4. Provide a brief (500 word) answer to the essay question based on the articles. You may use further references. Clearly in this word limit, you will not be able to provide a comprehensive answer, but you should present a concise answer to the whole essay question. Ensure that intext referencing and reference list is correct.