This handbook has been designed to assist students to prepare and present written and verbal material and deals with the major problems students are likely to encounter in the preparation and presentation of material for assessment. The objectives of this handbook are: * To outline the minimum requirements for formal presentation of written and verbal material * To assist lecturers to apply a consistent approach to the assessment of the formal presentation of written and verbal material by students irrespective of department, unit or level of study * To reinforce that communication skills should be viewed by students as an integral component of their studies and essential to their careers, rather than as optional skills isolated from their chosen disciplines This edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the sixth edition of the Style Manual.
Table of Contents
BRIEF CONTENTS Chapter 1 General Guidelines for Assessment Introduction Assignment preparation guidelines Writing guidelines Presentation guidelines Thesis writing Making the most of the library Summary Chapter 2. Referencing Introduction Unethical behaviour Referencing ? general information Methods of referencing The Harvard System In-text references List of references (LOR) entries for paper-based sources ? specific rules and examples Electronic referencing method List of references entries for electronic sources ? specific rules and examples Films, videos and television Summary Example of the Harvard referencing system Bibliography Chapter 3 Report Writing Introduction Report structure Summary Chapter 4 The Case Study Introduction Preparing a case analysis The structure of the case analysis report Strategic analysis tools Summary List of references Chapter 5 Essay Writing Introduction Selecting the topic Analysing the topic Planning Research Writing the essay Style Sample Essay Summary Some variations on the formal essay structure Chapter 6 Oral Presentations Overview Oral presentations at university Preparing the presentation Delivering the presentation Handling questions from the audience Summary Alternatives to oral presentations for distance education students Chapter 7 Examination Techniques Introduction General hints Pre-examination planning Content and style of questions Do?s and don?ts when answering examination questions Summary Glossary List of reference Index