Assessment One – Essay 1

Individual Assignment One (10%)
1. The question and requirements
This assessment task is to be undertaken individually.
It is designed to assess your problem-solving skills, your capacity to source and analyse relevant information and your written communication skills.
We are interested in seeing your ability to synthesise literature from a range of different areas. To do well in this assignment student should steer clear of presenting 1000 words of vague commentary on the issues. Instead students should aim to identify an aspect of wicked problems and entrepreneurialism that interests them and develop an argument that synthesises the various bodies of literature to address the research question.
Always engage with every part of the question and try to get out of a mindset that you can talk about everything in 1000 words. Instead try to develop a focussed argument, supported by evidence and business cases.
You should read all information provided on UTS Online under the ‘Assessment One’ ‘writing workshops tabs. You should use the library resources to access information that will support your analysis. You can find guided ‘how to’ steps for accessing the library databases in the ‘Workshops’ folders on UTS Online.

The Task
In this essay students will discuss how the availability of space for young entrepreneurs in Sydney can be interpreted as a wicked problem. You will also demonstrate how this wicked problem poses an issue and/ or an opportunity for business.

In preparing your response, you should:
a. justify the statements you are making by referring to sources of information you have independently researched;
b. provide examples to support your points;
c. refer to at least ten sources from valid and reputable published literature (n.b. this does not just have to be academic literature);
d. present your references using the Harvard system of referencing;
e. limit your response to 1000 words – not including references(give or take 10%). The ability to present your point of view within a prescribed number of words is an important skill which will be assessed in this task; and,
f. edit your work prior to submitting it to ensure it is written with accurate grammatical structure, spelling and punctuation.