The Sage Course Companion on organization theory is an accessible introduction to a challenging subject area. This book helps readers extend their understanding of theories and make the connection between these theories and organizational practice. It enhances their thinking skills in line with course requirements and provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an organizational theorist but also to think about the subject critically.

Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions

Tips on interpreting essay and exam questions

Interpreting exam questions is not always easy. This section provides you with tips on how to:

  • Focus on the issues that are relevant and central
  • Read questions carefully and take account of all the words
  • Produce a balanced critique in your outline structures
  • Screen for the key words that will shape your response
  • Focus on different shades of meaning between ‘critique’, ‘evaluate’, ‘discuss’ and ‘compare and contrast’

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