This third edition of Business Studies in Action - Preliminary Course has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the requirements of the 2010 Stage 6 HSC Business Studies syllabus for New South Wales. As part of the Business Studies in Action series, it provides a contemporary, engaging and accessible resource, underpinned by an awareness of the learning needs of students. The series has been written by an experienced and respected Business Studies team, led by Stephen Chapman. The main features of Business Studies in Action - Preliminary Course are: ? All Preliminary syllabus outcomes are covered in depth to provide a sound basis of knowledge to prepare students for the HSC course ? HSC ?key process verbs' are used consistently in all questions to prepare students for HSC study. Questions are graded according to low, middle or high order thinking skills. The ?key process verbs' are listed and defined on the inside back cover and gatefold for ready reference ? Introductory ?business at work' stories and concept maps at the start of each topic stimulate students' awareness of key issues ? Straightforward explanations of complex concepts are reinforced by numerous up-to-date statistics and easy-to read graphic organizers ? Biz Words, highlighted in the margin for easy reference, provide definitions of the bolded words in the text to build a comprehensive glossary ? Biz Facts present interesting and topical snippets of supplementary information to engage and extend students ? ?Snapshot' case studies present profiles of a wide range of businesses and individuals, and the contemporary business issues they face ? Summaries throughout each chapter encourage a progressive revision of concepts ? Graded revision exercises reinforce the fundamental business studies concepts and extend students of higher ability ? Sample HSC-style assessment tasks are provided for each topic, comprising multiple - choice, short-response and extended-response questions with appropriate marks allocated Next generation teaching and learning Business Studies in Action: Preliminary Course 3rd Edition features eBookPLUS - an electronic version of the textbook and a complimentary set of targeted digital resources. These flexible and engaging ICT activities are available online at the JacarandaPLUS website (
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