Introduction to Business Management - How to answer your assignments

Introduction to Business Management - How to answer your assignments from EasyPass

By: EasyPass  03-19-2010
Keywords: Business Management - HRMA1, Business Management 1A, Business management 1A and 1B help / answers,

We have already reached the time of the year, where many of you will have assignments due, based on the following text book: Du Toit, GS, Erasmus, BJ & Strydom, JW. 2007. Introduction to Business Management. 7th Edition. 

This information is relevant for learners studying Business Management 1A, Business Management 1B, Business Management 102E, Business Management 101D, Business Management PPSM015, Business Management MNH304H, Business Management HRMA1, Horticulture HORT20, and using Introduction to Business Management book - Introduction to Business Management Study Guide Publisher:  Oxford University Press Southern Africa ISBN: 978019576688

In this blog EasyPass would like to highlight how to go about answering multiple choice assignments in particular.

- your examination questions will be formulated/drawn up based on a specific textbook, the examiner will sit with the textbook and select questions directly from the various chapters. This means that you must spend as much time as possible becoming familiar with the various chapters in the prescribed text and what the textbook actually says.

- working correctly through the assignments is a valuable tool for you to use to test your understanding of the concepts so far, and to familiarise yourself with the book.

- so when you first attempt the questions make sure that you have the latest edition of the prescribed book available to help you.

Some specific tips to help you answer multiple choice questions.

Look at the following multiple choice question and options:

The ____ environment/s must be analysed to identify opportunities and threats.

1. market
2. task and macro
3. micro and market
4. macro

- start by reading the question carefully and highlight the most important words to you
- before looking at the options, think about what the answer should be, so in our questions above, you should be saying to yourself that they have given us opportunities and threats and this would apply to both the market and macro environment.
- so now when you look at the options you should be looking for the words market and macro
- in our example that is not there, but they have task and macro, and you should be aware that the market environment can also be called the task environment
- so although option 1 and 4 are correct the most correct option is 2.

If the same question, was asked in the following way:

The ____ environment/s must be analysed to identify opportunities and threats.

1. market
2. task
3. micro
4. macro

a. 1
b. 4
c. 3
d. 1,2 and 4

- for this question you should approach it, in the following way.
- start by reading the question carefully and highlight the most important words to you
- before looking at the options, think about what the answer should be, so in our questions above, you should be saying to yourself that they have given us opportunities and threats and this would apply to both the market and macro environment.
- then go through each option and either say to yourself that the option is correct, incorrect or you are not sure.
- so you would write the following most likely on your question paper:

1. market - correct
2. task – not sure
3. micro - incorrect
4. macro – correct

- if you went back to the options now, you would most likely be looking for an option that says 1 and 2
- in our example there is no 1 & 2 only, if you are convinced that 1 and 2 are correct then you will pick 1,2 and 4 even if you are not sure about “task”

Our advice would therefore be for you to practise as many questions as possible to help you prepare for the final exam so make sure you sign up to EasyPass now at and test yourself on all the questions on the various chapters to make sure you understand all the key concepts.

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Kind regards

The Team

This advice is useful for learners of Business Management 1A, Business Management 1B, Business Management 102E, , Business Management PPSM015, Business Management MNH304H, Business Management HRMA1, Horticulture HORT20, and setwork book Introduction to Business Management book - Introduction to Business Management - Publisher:  Oxford University Press Southern Africa ISBN: 9780195766882   

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