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1 Useful Web Sites Google Chrome: Google Chrome: Google Scholar: Google Scholar: Google Alerts: Google Alerts: Google Book: Google Book: Used Books: Used Books: Office of National Statistics: Office of National Statistics: IHR: IHR: Voyager: Voyager: IOPhttp://www.iop.org/ IOPhttp://www.iop.org/http://www.iop.org/ Parliament: Parliament: TNA:www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ TNA:www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ Met Police: Met Police:

2 Other on-line materials Intute: Intute: Parliament: Parliament: Old Bailey: Old Bailey: I- Tunes U: u/id ?ls=1&mt=8 I- Tunes U: u/id ?ls=1&mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes- u/id ?ls=1&mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itunes- u/id ?ls=1&mt=8 Twitter – follow reputable organisations, societies or academics Twitter – follow reputable organisations, societies or academics Podcasts - Podcasts - You tube: JzHI You tube: JzHIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyX8kQ- JzHIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyX8kQ- JzHI On-line lectures: On-line lectures:

3 Plagiarism and Referencing

4 Note!! Be aware of the most important works in your area of research and use them as a starting point. (But beware plagiarism!!!) Be aware of the most important works in your area of research and use them as a starting point. (But beware plagiarism!!!)

5 Definition What is plagiarism?

6 ‘ The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own’ Source: Oxford Dictionary of English, (OUP, Oxford, 2003). ‘ Unacknowledged copying from published sources (including the Internet) or incomplete referencing’ Source: JCQ, 2009, p.28

7 Reference List This reference list also includes important details such as the title and publisher. All items should be listed alphabetically by author or authorship, regardless of the format, i.e. whether books, websites or journals etc. Where there are several works from one author or source they should be listed together but in date order, with the earliest work listed first. Source: University library: Guide to the Harvard Style of Referencing, July 2008, Anglia Ruskin University: (2010)

8 Harvard In this, the author's surname and year of publication are cited in the text, e.g. (Bond, 2004) and a reference list (of these citations) is included at the end of the assignment, in alphabetical order by author with date.. Source: University library: Guide to the Harvard Style of Referencing, July 2008, Anglia Ruskin University:

9 Bibliography A bibliography lists relevant items that you have used in the preparation of the assignment but not necessarily cited in your text. A bibliography should also be in the Harvard style and the inclusion of such a list shows that you have read widely beyond the items you have cited

10 Vancouver - Numeric Style A number is allocated to a source in the order in which it is cited in the text. If the source is referred to again, the same number is used. Example:...as one author has put it "the darkest days were still ahead" [1]: which is well documented in the literature. [2-5] This proves that "the darkest days were still ahead". [1] Source: Monash University Library:

11 References are listed in numerical order in the Reference List at the end of the paper: e.g. 1)Smith SD, Jones, AD. Organ donation. N Engl J Med. 2001;657: )Brown JG. Asphyxiation. Med J Aust. 2003; 432:120-4 Sources: Monash University Library:

12 Footnotes and Endnotes Sources used in your work are set out in full in notes, either at the bottom of each page (footnotes) or at the end of the piece of work (endnotes). In a book-length piece, a new series of notes should begin with each chapter Notes should be numbered sequentially (1,2,3 etc). Do not use the same number more than once to refer the reader to an earlier note. Source: A Guide to referencing Academic Work: Bristol University:

13 Writing Up

14 WRITTEN REPORT A project which consists solely of written work should be approximately 5000 words, for example an investigation, exploration of a hypothesis or extended essay or academic report. Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3, cited in: SP.PDF(Nov 2010)

15 Writing Up Introduction: Introduction: What should be in your introduction?

16 Introduction Introductions. An introduction should do at least four main things: ii. State your objectives in the essay i.e. say what you are going to do. ii. State your objectives in the essay i.e. say what you are going to do. iii. Outline which aspects of the subject you are going to deal with and how. iii. Outline which aspects of the subject you are going to deal with and how. iv. Indicate what you are going to argue. iv. Indicate what you are going to argue. Source: (Sept 2010)

17 Another way of thinking about the introduction is that it should draw a map for the reader. Imagine you are taking the reader on a journey. Your introduction tells the reader not only the intended final destination but the route you are going to take, the method of transport, the places you are going to visit on the way, the people you are going to meet and even some of the things they are going to say. Source:

18 Main Body of the Project ‘In your main body you work through key points and support them with evidence. You bring together different ideas about the same subject and let them have a conversation with each other which you mediate’. Source:

19  Present arguments, points and theories in favour of and against the main proposition of the essay – with supporting evidence.  Give an overview of the main issue, topic or proposition and then work through the main issue’s key components.  Explore strengths and weaknesses in the main proposition of the essay. This is particularly useful for titles that ask you to ‘discuss’ or ‘evaluate’.  Identify and outline differences and similarities between two or more ideas, theories or views.  Review theories about a subject and then present examples or case studies to show which theories are most useful. Source:

20 Conclusion What should we write in a conclusion?

21 Your conclusion should give a sense of completion to your essay and should point to your central idea or to the argument you have been making. You should try and summarise the main points you have made – although you should not simply go over everything again. You should also revisit the question to show how you think your essay has answered it. Source:

22 PRESENTATION The presentation should be for a non-specialist audience and use media appropriate to the type of project. The presentation may involve the use of flipcharts, posters, OHP transparencies, PowerPoint or short excerpts of video material. The presentation should include live response to questions from the supervisor. Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Level 3, cited in: SP.PDF(Nov 2010)

23 THINGS TO REMEMBER WHEN PRESENTING YOUR WORK Prepare thoroughly What form will it take? What form will it take? Make sure you have all the materials you need Make sure you have all the materials you need Where is it? Where is it? The actual presentation What is the time limit? What is the time limit? Who is the audience? Who is the audience? What is the purpose? What is the purpose? Make sure it is structured Make sure it is structured


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