In Assignment 2,( IT IS REPORT ASSIGNMENT) you will write a non-technical report in which you provide answers to the Case Study Questions in detail. You will use the references chosen previously, adjusted appropriately according to assessment feedback if applicable. You must submit your report in the prescribed format. *** NO WORD LIMIT BUT MUST SEE SAMPLE WHICH IS UPLOADED The detailed assignment requirements (presentation, formatting etc) follow directly on from the Case, and the Case Study Questions. • Correct Referencing * MUST BE WORD FORMAT • MUST BE IN-TEXT REFERENCING • Use HARVARD referencing style for in-text referencing and for the References List. Check the course web site for links to help with referencing and the Harvard referencing guide. • Copy detection/plagiarism process • On submission, assignments are scanned by the copy detection software, Turnitin. ***Your assignment is checked against all submitted assignments from current and previous terms for this course and other courses as well. Any copying found in the process of running this software may be investigated. On investigation, marks can be deducted for any part of the work that is categorised as plagiarism, and further, any student identified in the copy detection process may be subject to penalties up to and including failing the course or expulsion from the University. Full details of the University’s plagiarism policies are available from the CQU website. FOR ASSIGNMENT 2: • As the consultant, your brief is to advise your clients on the possibilities that would best suit their requirements. You do this by writing a non-technical report that addresses the questions raised in the Case Study Questions and making full use of the references you identified in assignment 1 plus four more scholarly references, making a minimum total of ten references. Note that your use of the references should fully incorporate any feedback received from assignment 1 assessment. For example, if a reference was marked as inappropriate in assignment 1, then that reference cannot be used in assignment 2. The four additional references required in assignment 2 must be scholarly references only, and must be selected to support your discussion in the same manner as those selected in the first assignment. You may use more references if you wish to do so, provided they are appropriate and appropriately used. • Use appropriate headings in your report, but do not present your discussion in question/answer format. • As stated in the first assignment, some websites are not acceptable as reference sources. These include general encyclopaedic sites such as Wikipedia, and the numerous student study sites that publish papers in various school or university study categories. The report must include the following sections in the order shown: • Title Page -- must include: assignment title, a suitable report title, your name and student number, course code and name, term and year, name of your tutor, due date, and the date submitted. Place title page on its own page. Place this on its own page. • Executive Summary (state the purpose of the report, summarise your major findings, conclusions, and explicitly state your specific recommendations.) Place this on its own page. • Introduction (identify the purpose of the report and what will happen in the report, no need to have further sub-headings within ‘Introduction’ heading). • Discussion (This is where you will address the Case Questions, using your own words in a discussion style, but supported by your references. Use suitable headings and sub-headings. • Summary and Recommendations (brief wrap-up of your major points, and then based on your discussion and analyses, state explicitly what your recommendations are). • References (a complete reference list at the end of the report using Harvard referencing style – refer to the Harvard reference guide available from course website). Place this on its own page. Other formatting details • Headers (Assignment title, centred, and page number, right aligned) • Footers (student ID and your last name, left aligned, and course code/term/year, right aligned) • Text formatting (Times New Roman, 12pt., single-spaced. You may also make use of appropriate emphasis such as bold, italics, and underscore) • Paragraph formatting (left aligned, single spaced and 6 pt space after each paragraph) • Page formatting (should be in A4, portrait orientation, with 2.54cm margin all around). • Header and footer should start from the page containing ‘Introduction’ heading. Use section breaks to control this. • Headings and sub-headings should not be in number or bullet style. Notes: • The assignment will be marked on the criteria listed in the marking guides that can be found on the course website. Use these marking guides to ensure that you haven't forgotten anything. • Do not discuss hardware and software specifications, such as memory or response times etc. Remember you must focus on addressing the concerns of management as detailed in the Case Study Questions, in a way that is understandable by non-technical managers. • Make any assumptions that you find necessary; however, be sure to state your assumptions within the report. • There is no fixed “correct” solution for the report. It is possible for students to make different recommendations. What is crucial is that the argument presented is logical and consistent, and clearly addresses the questions that were raised. • The work submitted must be in your own words. Lengthy quotes, even if referenced correctly, are not considered to be your own work. Direct quotes should not form more than 40% of the report.