AHE2250 Sport Coaching Principles: Overview

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This page provides information on getting started on your assignment and keyword searching strategies.

Assignment 3: Coaching e-portfolio

The following databases will be useful for your third assessment task on Coaching E-portfolio, where you can obtain stimulus materials such as

  • Newspaper articles
    • ANZ Newsstand - contains articles from Australian and New Zealand national and regional newspapers. The coverage begins in 1996.

    • Factiva - provides Access to more than 14,000 sources (such as newspapers, journals, magazines, news and radio transcripts, etc) from 152 countries in 22 languages, including more than 120 continuously updated newswires. Australian publications include The Age, The Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, West Australian, The Mercury, Business Review Weekly, Bulletin, Australian Financial Review and The Adelaide Advertiser.

    • The Conversation - contains news and views from academic and research communities.

  • Videos 
    • Kanopy (access to a broad range of educational streamed (online) video titles, allows sharing/embedding videos and create clips and playlists.

Use the tips on this page to consider how to collect and analyse the information you need to complete your assignment successfully.


Steps to a successful assignment 

  1. Collect all your information about the assignment.
  • the handout on the assignment
  • the type of resources required for your Reference List e.g. books, journal articles
  • notes from classes on how to do the assignment
  1. Analyse and prepare
  • identify the Required Reading 
  • identify keywords & search the Library for additional resources e.g. books, journal articles (see the boxes below to know what are keywords and for some keyword search strategies)
  1. Read for Information
  • read Required Reading and make notes
  • read the additional articles etc for information not in the Required Reading
  • prepare each Reference as you read it, ensure it is written in the APA referencing style. See the APA referencing guide for further assistance
  1. Start writing
  • collect notes from your reading and start to build your assignment
  • write the correct References for each of your readings for your Reference List

What are keywords?

Key words are words in a question that tell you the approach you should take when answering an assignment question. 

Keywords can include:

Content Words      

  • Tell you what the topic area is.
  • Help you to focus your research and reading on the correct area.
  • Think about synonyms or similar words.    



Source: University of New South Wales 

Limiting Words 

  • Tell you what area(s) to focus on, eg. sport coaching
  • Define the topic area further, eg. youth sport coaching 
  • Indicate aspects of the topic area you should narrowly concentrate on, eg. youth sport coaching AND coaching models Opractices.



Task Words

  • Tell you what to do; the action(s) you need to perform, eg. compare, contrast, describe, summarise.

APA referencing

APA referencing

Refer to the APA Referencing guide for detailed information on how to reference your source using APA style.

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