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1 Studying O Guide on how to write essays, do research and create bibliographies Wiltshire College

2 What do you think are the most important factors affecting your academic performance? Not enough background reading Poor Bibliographies

3 Where to start O It is never too soon to start preparing: make a plan in your diary with key target dates O Reading text books, journals, newspapers as well going on the internet. O Spending time on getting your material in the right order. O Allocating time for thorough proof reading

4 Things to think about O Plagiarism O Copyright O Do you have enough material O Quoting not cutting and pasting O A wide variety of vocabulary – use a thesaurus O Check out the grammar O Spell check and do a word count as you go along.

5 Tips O Work out what the task actually is. O Have a rough plan before you start your research. O Remember to research a range of sources. O Reference these sources in your essay.

6 Style and Citations O Loads of people like coming to Wiltshire College as it is really good. The things they do are different and nearly everyone gets a job. O Ofsted says Wiltshire College is attended by nearly 5000 students (2008: p.31). It was rated amongst the top ten Colleges in the UK (SSS, 2008: p.79)

7 Structure O Options : Chronology or Series O - tell a story or discuss different points O Introductory paragraph – describes what you will discuss Point 1 Point 2 or describe the events Point 3 Conclusion References

8 Referencing O Have a quick reference guide close at hand when writing your reference list. O Always write out the reference information before returning a book to the library. O Websites – if you do not have a date or an author, is the source valid?

9 Reference list O Author’s surname and initials O Publication date O Title (in italics) O Place of publication O Publisher O Book O Spanos, W., End of Education. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

10 Journal Author’s surname, initials., Year. Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number (part), page numbers. O Harpo, T.H., Carbon monoxide poisoning in social housing. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 41(3), pp

11 Web site and ebook Surname, initials., Year (if known). Title [online]. (Edition if known). Place of publication: Publisher (if known). Available from: URL [Accessed date]. O Holland, M., Guide to citing Internet sources [online]. Poole: Bournemouth University. Available from: g/guide_to_citing_internet_sourc.html [Accessed 4 November 2002].

12 And finally…. O Read it through out loud O Spell check O Save it on your college hard drive O Backup at home


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