on the topic.
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The major problems that
students face while handling topic is
understanding the topic
on a different topic than the one provided.
on a part of the topic rather than the whole topic.
assignment solutions which are different from the topic.
with those portions of the topic which have not been asked in the question.
Even when uploading files for assignments, our tutors have found that students have been uploading unnecessary files, or too many files not connected to the topic. It gives us a clear idea that the student has not read, the assignment topic or have not read in details the entire questions and guidelines.
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you are unable to understand the topic, you can just get our tutor help or ask
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out about the topic. The more you know about the periphery of the topic, the
more you are able to understand the question or the topic clearly
the keywords of questions….
90% of MyAssignmenthelp tutors have once and again reminded us that students do not take into account the keywords of the questions before drafting their case.
understand with a common assignment topic that our tutors are asked to provide
‘Porter’s Five Force Model.’
Now there can be various variants of question on
Porter’s Five Force Model.
- Explain Porter’s Five Force Model.
- Apply Porter’s Five Force Model.
- Analysis of Porter’s Five Force Model.
Here the three questions are completely different.
So try to understand the key words that are used to represent the topic.
- Explain, Apply, Analysis
These words are completely different. In one, the
question demands explanation of the model.
- Threat of entry
- Bargaining power of suppliers and buyers
- Threat of Substitutes
How these components are affecting the company
In other, you have to apply Porter’s five force
model in certain company situations. In the third, you are analyzing each and
every component of Porter’s Five Force Model and how the different parts of the
- Threat of entry
- Bargaining power of suppliers and buyers
- Threat of Substitutes
Below is a sample question on which our tutors have
Prepare a 2,500 word report on
Porter’s Five Forces Framework. With the aid of clearly drawn diagram explain
the key elements of Porter’s Five Forces Framework.What are the principal benefits and challengesin using this framework to inform strategy?
Certain basic rules for doing such
assignments having multiple points to consider, have been given by our tutors-
Whenever you receive a questions that
has many sub questions to answer, highlight the key points like
- 2500 word report
- Aid of clearly drawn
diagram explain key elements
- Principal benefits and
challenges to inform strategy
For 80% of
creating a successful layout is the most important area that a student must
Once you have highlighted these
points, you get a clear idea as to what you need to do.
you need to write a 2500 word report.
the Porter’s Five forces Model
need to provide the diagram of the Porter’s Five forces Model
need to use the diagram to explain the key elements.
need to mention the principal benefits in using this framework
need to mention the challenges in using this framework.
you need to mention how to use 5 and 6 to inform strategy.
- Drawing conclusion
to keep introduction and drawing conclusion as mandatory in each outline.
Out of the
2500 words, you need to think how much word weightage would you give on each of
these points and draw and outline.
2500 as 100% and draw a word count format.
Point 1 - 3% - Introduction
Point 2- 20% of words
Point 3- 20% of words
Point 4- 15% of words
Point 5- 15% of words
Point 6- 22% of words
Point 7- 5% of words
Draw the word count logically keeping minimum to introduce and
The above weightage can vary as per student’s requirements.
information and Facts online and offline
various resources from which you can resource the information required for your
research out the best resources is an important question?
Search out using the points as search queries.
few lines marked in red generally present at the top will help you draw an
overview of the topic. For any search query, try to go through these few lines
present at the top of the search. Besides Wikipedia, try to go through the
content of atleast three-four top searches.
all other points, you can Google out search queries like…
Principal benefits of Porter’s five forces model
Try to find out from the headings of
the searches, which are most relevant to answer your question. In the above
screen shot, all are relevant.
Similarly, conduct a search for all
the terms and create a repository of information. Copy chunks of information
relevant to the points and paste it in a word pad or notebook in the manner
For example for the first point
Introduction to Porter’s Five forces Model you can select chunks of information
mentioning their URLs…..
Highlight the case studies, examples or infographics
“The five forces model was developed by Michael E. Porter to help companies assess the nature of an industry’s competitiveness and develop corporate strategies accordingly. The framework allows a business to identify and analyze the important forces that determine the profitability of an industry.
In this article, we will study the Porter’s five forces model for industry analysis. We will look at 1) introduction to the model, 2) Porter’s five forces, 3) how to use the model, 4) model do’s and donts’ 5) criticisms of the model, and 6) example – IKEA.
Through his model, Porter classifies
five main competitive forces that affect any market and all industries. It is
these forces that determine how much competition will exist in a market and
consequently the profitability and attractiveness of this market for a company.
Through sound corporate strategies, a company will aim to shape these forces to
its advantage to strengthen the organizations position in the industry.
For the purpose of this model,
industry attractiveness is the overall profitability potential of the industry.
An attractive industry will be one where the combined power of the competitive
forces will increase profitability potential. While an unattractive industry
will be one where the collective impact of the forces, will drive down profitability
These forces, termed as the micro
environment by Porter, influence how a company serves its target market and
whether it is able to turn a profit. Any change in one of the forces might mean
that a company has to re-evaluate its environment and realign its business
practices and strategies.
An attractive market place does not
mean that all companies will enjoy similar success levels. Rather, the unique
selling propositions, strategies and processes will put one company over the
Such chunks of information from
multiple resources regarding one point should be accumulated at one place
For the query a diagram of Porter’s
Five Forces Model,
You may get various diagrams.
Make a repository of such diagrams.
Some are well explained, some may be lacking in some aspects. So you can find
the best diagrams and the points to include…
reading of the repository content….
creating a repository, one needs to afford a good amount of time to go through
the content from various online resources and books.
the help of the tutor can be taken to understand the points….
Refer you tube videos and online library videos on the same
of our tutors have repeatedly suggested students
to refer to video classes or online video sources to enrich their assignments
and get 360 degree perimeter knowledge of the topic.
the second outline……
going through the resource material, one would be better able to outline all
the points. So a second outline should be drafted at this stage….. This outline
would be more detailed. For example, the first outline would evolve to..
Introduction the Porter’s Five forces Model
- Need for the model
- Developed by
- How it helps shape company strategy etc.
The diagram of the Porter’s Five forces Model
- Diagram with key elements
- Sub points to the key forces or elements
Diagram to explain the key elements.
- Explanation of key elements
- Points contained within the key elements
- Correlation between different forces.
The principal benefits in using this framework
- Assessing the state of competition in the industry
- Strength of forces to undermine profitability
- Scope of gaining new customers for business
- The right time to enter or make a mark in the industry…. and so on
The challenges in using this framework.
- Static model in a dynamically changing business scenario
- Too many forces involved in the model to yield an accurate result
- Using benefits and challenges to inform strategy.
- Drawing conclusion
- Porter model acting as a framework for further business models
- Relevance of Porter’s model in situation analysis in various industries
the first draft…
While creating the first draft, make
the draft detailed and informative mentioning all the essentials point by
the second draft…
Ensure that the draft is reduced to
2500 words without leaving the essentials. Ensure that the most relevant points
are included on a PRIORITY BASIS. One needs to take into account the word weightage
created at this stage.
Editing and Plagiarism Check.
One needs to proofread and edit the
draft multiple times and check for plagiarism, when submitting assignments.
As our tutors have found out, the
following kinds of plagiarisms are generally penalized by Universities…
- Using quotes, sayings,
interview excerpts, excerpts from books, manuals etc., from other person's
without footnoting or acknowledging.
- Cutting and pasting from
internet, from other bibliographical sources or term paper mill
- Paraphrasing the work of
others by changing order of words and providing the same argument for an
open question etc.
at no stage, should you copy the material from internet. You can use it as a
reference to get insights and knowledge of the concept but draft it entirely in
your own words. Once you get to know a concept in details, you can also provide
your own arguments. Such personal arguments carry higher weightage in terms of
class appreciation and grades. Off course! You need to ratify that the argument
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edit and proofread your content
University has its own guidelines for formatting.
most important aspects that a student needs to check are the margins,
indentations, spacing between lines and paragraphs, ways to start new
paragraph, using quotes etc.
your sources in exactly the format
MLA, Harvard, Chicago styles prescribed by
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Try to keep a good amount of contingency time to revise and put new inputs in your content. So the entire assignment solution should be drafted much ahead of deadline. Ask your friends, tutors to go through the content and find out the loopholes. Often three or four more people assessing the content bring out the fault areas that may have missed the writer’s eyes.
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