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    Hi guys,

    Okay, so I've always had an interest in economics and I chose BTEC Business and ICT in secondary school, so I do have some knowledge with economics, but I've never actually been told to write an economic analysis when I studied it.

    Now I'm at the University of Nottingham and I'm studying Business Economics as a module for my course. 40% of my grade is my coursework and there are two questions. I understand the questions, but I have to write an economic analysis using the market model (supply, demand, etc.). Could someone please help me structuring my coursework. My lecturer said that it can be either a report or essay (our choice). So could someone please just help me by giving me tips on what a good economic analysis consists of and how to structure one.

    Thanks!
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    Hi guys,

    Okay, so I've always had an interest in economics and I chose BTEC Business and ICT in secondary school, so I do have some knowledge with economics, but I've never actually been told to write an economic analysis when I studied it.

    Now I'm at the University of Nottingham and I'm studying Business Economics as a module for my course. 40% of my grade is my coursework and there are two questions. I understand the questions, but I have to write an economic analysis using the market model (supply, demand, etc.). Could someone please help me structuring my coursework. My lecturer said that it can be either a report or essay (our choice). So could someone please just help me by giving me tips on what a good economic analysis consists of and how to structure one.

    Thanks!
    This is a pretty open-ended question that's hard to answer without knowing the full context of your coursework. I'd follow the usual basic framework of Identification -> Application -> Analysis -> Evaluation as it sets up a good foundation.

    The higher marks will usually be earned from evaluation because thinking critically and arguing with coherence and originality demonstrates a greater depth of knowledge that shows you know your stuff enough to form your own opinions rather than just memorising information. Having said that, make sure the foundational work is solid and well integrated as well.

    As you're at university now, you should be formally referencing any sources that you have. Check that they're appropriate and that you're citing a respected source (wikipedia is a big no no for most universities, if not outright prohibited).
 
 
 
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