Discuss the following statement:
Price is the most important factor affecting consumer decisions
How do you write a discussion?
Purpose: To examine issues from more than one perspective and make recommendations based on evidence. For example, are there other factors that also influence consumer decision?
Opening statement presenting the issue
Arguments, for and against, including evidence for different points of view (elaboration)
Concluding statement and (optional) recommendation
Use of words and phrases such as, however, thus, in addition, similarly, and in contrast.
Use terms and phrases with strong modality for your best arguments, e.g. must, should.
Use terms and phrases with weaker modality for weaker arguments, e.g. perhaps, may.
Preparing for writing:
Use the writing scaffold to structure your response.
How does online gaming relate to the topic of Consumer Choice?
What are the consumer decisions you have to make as an online gamer?
Your friends have recently introduced you to online gaming, but you don't know a lot about it.
Investigate the range of online gaming products and services available.
- What are the different products and services?
- What are the similaraities/differences between the different products?
- Are there different brands associated with particular online gaming products? What are they?
Research a particular product related to online gaming. It may be a particular gaming console, a subscription to a particular game or gaming accessories. Ensure that you choose something that can be purchased in a range of different places (online or real)/shops. Compare the prices and deals that are available for the purchase of this item. Keep a record of all the details including price, specifications, and where it is available. Record this information in a table.
Discuss the need for consumer protection for online gamers. (approx. 1 typed page)
Create a website which teaches your classmates about consumer choice and the need for consumer protection for online gaming.
Your task is to find the best option for pet insurance for these two dogs…
Pet 1: Wagner (black dog)
- Eats/chews anything (e.g. has chewed razors, mouldy food, pens) in the past
- Doesn’t get sick often
- Hopeless off-leash – runs away
- No road sense
Pet 2: Honey (tan dog)
- 4 yrs old
- Loves to hunt animals (e.g. lizards, rats, cats) and will follow them
- Prone to ear infections
- Sensitive stomach - will get sick if she eats anything unusual.
The breed: Dashchunds
- Live to about 13-15 yrs
- Prone to back injuries
Your task: Find the best pet insurance deal for this owner.
Consider price, type of cover, inclusions, exclusions, etc.
Include a table comparing at least 5 different companies. Write a 200 word explanation of which option is best.
Deputy Principal at a Sydney high school. Coordinating author of the new Geoactive book series.
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