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1 Academic Writing Planning Your Work

2 You need to know WHATWHYTHIS ASSIGMENT DEADLINE and SUBMISSION DETAILS So you can Plan your workload Manage your time Submit as requested when requested SAVES YOU PANIC AND PENALTIES PART II – Wiki Due November 23 5pm Individual profile page Topic page Comments on 2 other pages PART III – Research Paper DUE 11 th January 5 pm to lecturer No penalty for early submission

3 You need to know WHATWHYTHIS ASSIGMENT WORD COUNT/NO. OF PAGES Allows you to Plan your workload Plan your output – focus on the depth of research required Manage your time Submit what was requested as requested SAVES YOU WASTING TIME PART II – Wiki Reflections on topics from Part I Visualisation from Part I Reflection on topics for Part II (500 words max)

4 You need to know WHATWHYTHIS ASSIGMENT WORD COUNT/NO. OF PAGES Allows you to Plan your workload Plan your output – focus on the depth of research required Manage your time Submit what was requested as requested SAVES YOU WASTING TIME PART III – Research Paper Abstract words Overall length - Not to exceed 3-4 pages including references No. Papers to Review Primary research papers (peer reviewed): Review papers or chapters in edited scholarly books: Textbooks: Web sources: (web sites not including.pdf files of published papers)

5 You need to know WHATWHYTHIS ASSIGMENT FORMAT/STRUCTUREAllows you to Understand what is required Submit what was requested as requested SAVES YOU WASTING TIME SAVES YOU BEING DISAPPOINTED AT YOUR RESULT Wiki Use Topic Template page Use Individual Profile Template Page

6 You need to know WHATWHYTHIS ASSIGMENT FORMAT/STRUCTUREAllows you to Understand what is required Submit what was requested as requested SAVES YOU WASTING TIME SAVES YOU BEING DISAPPOINTED AT YOUR RESULT Paper Use Paper Template provided

7 You need to know WHATWHYTHIS ASSIGMENT MARKING SCHEMEAllows you to Understand what is required Understand where to focus your effort Submit what was requested as requested SAVES YOU WASTING TIME SAVES YOU BEING DISAPPOINTED AT YOUR RESULT Details included in the assignment specification

8 What are the tasks you need to do to complete Part II TimeTaskDue Date

9 How to get started planning  Analyse what it is you are being asked to do  Work out what you have already done and what you need to do  Divide up the word count/page count and follow structure required  Put a plan together (this can change later)  Review your plan after your first draft

10 Planning in Detail

11 How to get started planning - Paper  Divide up the word/page count and follow structure required Overall LengthMax 3-4 pages Abstract400 words Introduction½ - ¾ page 10% of paper Main Body2-3 pages approx 60 to 70% of paper Remember images and tables are useful Conclusions¾ - 1 pages 15-20% of paper Reference List½ to 1 page 5-10% of paper

12 How to get started planning  Analyse what it is you are being asked to do Short literature review style paper on a topic of your choice You are required to review some research on what is known about your topic. For the purposes of this paper, as a guideline, you should restrict yourself as follows: Primary research papers (peer reviewed): Review papers or chapters in edited scholarly books: Textbooks: Web sources: (web sites not including.pdf files of published papers) Look at the marking scheme What sections will marks be applied to? ?

13 How to get started planning  Work out what you have already done and what you need to do What you need to do: Create an outline structure of your paper Create a plan Create an artefact using the template Include the sections from your outline structure Include the reference list Place the paragraphs you have already written Expand around your paragraphs Create and submit 1 st draft Revise plan – revise draft Create and submit a final draft

14 How to get started planning  Review your plan after your first draft

15 WEED for paragraph construction  What  Is it clear what point I am making  Evidence  Have I provided evidence for what I am saying  Example  Do I need to give an example to illustrate what I am saying  Do  So what? What do I do with what I have presented?


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