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Mr. Niall Douglas
9am-10am: Review of last week’s grades 10am-11am: The Corporation part 1 11.20am-12pm: The Corporation part 2 12pm-12.20pm: Business vocab 12.20pm-12.40pm: Explain tonight’s reading 12.40pm-1.20pm: Explain this week’s group task
Congratulations once again to Group 3 who won last week’s Group Presentations! I hope you enjoy your prize!
I am only about half way through marking your exam scripts... Weighting is: 1. 10% attendance 2. 30% vocab 3. 30% written question 4. 30% Group Task written report
Average: 88% 62% 65% ? 59%
Why on average you did so badly: 1. Not answering the question 2. Repeating points you already made (i.e. Padding) 3. Writing non sequiturs (meaningless comments which have no bearing on the answer) i.e. Padding 4. Lack of academic referencing and citations for facts
Padding answers = wasting words = wasting marks Every word you write needs to “earn” you marks At my Business School, we would prewrite exam answers and learn them off by heart in order to maximise how much we wrote This means instead of thinking of what to write in the exam you are instead writing constantly and therefore earning more marks
In academic writing and business reports you must ALWAYS academically reference facts with citations If you cannot find a trusted source for a fact, you CANNOT use it as a fact (maybe you can as a supposition, opinion or logical strawman) To achieve a top grade, 80% of anything you EVER write should be properly referenced and citated facts!
What’s a trusted source? In order of trustworthiness: 1. Articles from peer reviewed journals 2. Government statistics 3. Books from well regarded academics 4. Sometimes newspapers
How do you reference? In Business academia, the Harvard Business Review is the most important academic journal in the world It uses the “Harvard referencing style” for citations These look like this...
As McGeady (2006, pp ) reports, calves born more than three months early have a 26% increased chance of morbidity. OR... given how calves born more than three months early have a 26% increased chance of morbidity (McGeady 2006, pp ). McGeady, T. A. et al (2006) Veterinary embryology. Oxford: Blackwell.
There are other styles of academic referencing e.g. IEEE, APA, ISO 690 I personally don’t care which you use so long as you use one Other academics will vary. Some are VERY finickety about using a very specific style and will automatically fail any paper not using the “right” one
The Corporation is the dominant institution of our time It is entirely a LEGAL CONSTRUCTION Because of how it has been LEGALLY DEFINED, there are massive consequences for our planet and our society We spent two full weeks at my Business School studying this documentary. Sadly, we only get half a day here.