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Dissertation Preparation 2004-51 Meeting on Dissertation Preparation for MSc Projects – 30 th June 2005 by Lydia Lau Why this meeting? More than just write-up!

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1 Dissertation Preparation Meeting on Dissertation Preparation for MSc Projects – 30 th June 2005 by Lydia Lau Why this meeting? More than just write-up! Explain how your report will be judged Give you some examples of good practice Get you to start thinking about the content of YOUR project report

2 Dissertation Preparation More than just write-up! Other important elements: Analysis Evidence –conceptual design & its implementation –results –evaluation

3 Dissertation Preparation Module objectives of MSc project 1.Demonstrate an in-depth comprehension of the topics/issues relevant to the project; 2.Select and apply the appropriate research methods for their chosen project area; 3.Demonstrate independent application of the knowledge, methods and techniques..(etc).. normally, some elements of software implementation are expected; 4.Demonstrate skills in project management and research presentation; 5.Produce a critical evaluation on the outcome of the project.

4 Dissertation Preparation Marking scheme Understand the Problem (20 marks) Produce a Solution (40 marks) –Preparation of Solution (20 marks) –Delivery of Solution (20 marks) Evaluate the Solution (20 marks) Write up the Work (15 marks) Reflect upon the Project Experience (5 marks)

5 Dissertation Preparation Some examples from Dima AL DAMEN Derek BURGER Viet T DAO Piyachat HIRANPRATEEP

6 Dissertation Preparation FAQs When to use Appendices? Do I need to answer assessors comments in the report? I have already written 40 pages and I still have more to write, should I cut down from now on? …any others?

7 Dissertation Preparation Your turn Start putting together a table of content for your project (5 min) Swap with the person sitting next to you, and discuss (10 min) How you might improve it (5 min)

8 Dissertation Preparation Whats next? Read under write-up and under assessment Reminders: –Should have ed support (cc to supervisor) on your request on computing resources –Arrange a progress meeting with assessor and supervisor in August –Need to submit an electronic copy of report


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