OverviewThe text is divided into four topics, following the structure of the HSC Economics syllabus. Each topic is introduced by a page which includes the relevant focus, issues and skills for that topic, reflecting the syllabus objectives. This is followed by a clear introduction to each chapter within the topic. Throughout the text there are references to useful websites relevant to that area of study. Each chapter concludes with a ten-point chapter summary and chapter review questions. The chapter summary is a good starting point for students’ notes on each chapter, and the review questions are a great way to test their understanding of the chapter. The comprehensive glossary at the back of the text provides a ready reference for over 350 key economics terms and concepts. A unique feature of the text is its two appendices, located at the back of the book. Appendix A: Key Economics Skills gives students the opportunity to master the 23 skills outlined in the HSC Economics syllabus. The appendix covers three main areas: drawing and interpreting economic diagrams; equations and calculations; and interpreting economic data and information. By working through this material, students will develop and reinforce the key economic skills. Appendix B: Advanced Economic Analysis provides extension material beyond the HSC Economics Syllabus for students seeking an extra challenge.