- April 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm
@ha – you will need to count them manually and add them to the Microsoft total and state it on the cover – this is what the marker obviously did and found you had exceeded the limit. Some students embed diagrams in attempts to get round the word count but the OBU rule is that once the word count is reached the marker is ordered to stop marking so if this is before they get to your Conclusion you will be failed as you in effect have not produced one within what they are permitted to mark
NOTE This question was moved as it was posted to the wrong forum topic (it should have been posted on the relevant forum e.g. Word count as it has nothing to do with tips for the RAP where it was originally posted)September 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm
how do they fail you with regards to referencing?September 2, 2015 at 8:42 pm
@darkangle5 – I am not sure why you are asking about failing on referencing in a forum on word count? However please see my article on Referencing on our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/obu
As you will discover there are several different reasons why markers fail on ReferencingOctober 21, 2015 at 8:53 pm
I’m unsure on how to count the words on my chart on the RAP.
Do I count numbers used on the vertical axis as a word for each?
0 2 4 6 8 10
Can these be said to be 11 words?
Thank youOctober 22, 2015 at 12:28 am
@favour – Don’t bother manually counting anything! Run your mouse over the word immediately preceding the chart down to the one after and see what the word count is and subtract 2. As long as you don’t use embedded tables extensively and / or put words in these that rightfully should be in the text, you should be fine with going with the electronic word count The marker is hardly likely to manually count the words and is going to go with the program word count unless they spot embedded tables [tables posted as images which don’t register as words on the count] – then they might manually count the words and add them to the visible count – and possibly fail if significantly over the limit!November 6, 2015 at 9:26 pm
Please I need you to help me answer this.
Do i need to type the questions in the SLS before answering them? I just noticed the questions are so many words and I am limited to 2000 words. Just want to know if its ok for me to go straight into the answers . ThanksNovember 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm
No you do not need to set out the questions. See my recent answer on the Resubmission forum where I was advising on what to focus on in the SLS – Don’t waste words on just listing what happenedNovember 8, 2015 at 6:49 pm
@trephana. thanks very much.November 10, 2015 at 10:18 pm
Please I need your help. Is it necessary for me to add a cover page and table of content as part of my SLS and if yes, are the words in these counted as part of the 2000 word limit? Please reply. ThanksNovember 11, 2015 at 2:03 am
No you don’t need to do this. And yes the words would be counted. Just chill baby, chill – they are not going to shoot you for 10 or 20 extra words! 🙂November 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Please confirm me if the in-text referencing is counted in the 7500 word count.
thanksNovember 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm
@tanvi2211 – yes in text references are counted as part of the 7,50 word count
(Some students paste the title page front sheet as an image to try to save words and some even paste the contents pages as images – MS Word does not then pick them up in the count. However a hard marker might pick this up and although they might let the title page go they won’t allow the contents pages as well if the word count has already exceeded 7,500 )November 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm
@trephana, thank u. I will definitely chill after the 18th. Hihihi. Thanks againNovember 12, 2015 at 7:39 pm
@trephana, please I need your help. Concerning the resubmission form, is it ok if I delete the instructions which comes above the form? It takes about 92 words and I will like to know if is it considered as part of the 500 words? Also must i write in exactly 500 words?
Please replyNovember 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm
No the 500 words is a guideline. You need to cover all the marker’s feedback (and ensure you address all those areas in your work). If this takes more than or fewer than 500 words will depend on the feedback you need to consider so you can chill on this one too 🙂November 12, 2015 at 9:50 pm
hahaha @trephana, now that was funny. But seriously, I really appreciate all your help.
My main concern is the information above the form where it outlines the instructions on filling the form and making sure its uploaded as a separate document. I just want to be clear if I can delete that or should I just let it be considering having a resubmission statement of about 571 words is no big deal. If i delete this, then it reduces the number of words to 509 words. Please tell me what you think and I will surely be chilled. lolNovember 12, 2015 at 11:06 pm
My advice is to just stop worrying about it! As long as you address the feedback then that’s all they want. (Think about it -there are no assessment criteria attached to the resubmission statement so you are never going to be passed or failed on it) so please chill baby, chill! (And that’s an order!!!!) 😀November 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm
haha @trephana, thank you very much for your help. Really appreciate.November 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Apologies for the last minute panick questions!
My SLS answers total 1,897 words, title , Acca number along with me putting down the questions makes up the remaining 103 words..Is this ok?I don’t want to be marked down for this,I would rather make changes now.
I can’t wait to see the back of this Rap..like many students !
Kell AnnNovember 15, 2015 at 2:43 pm
It is quality of content not quantity of words.
Again students waffle on about what they or their mentor did / said (boring those poor old markers yet again!) rather than actually doing self-reflection and considering why taking a particular approach helped achieve their objectives. Try to think of the SLS like a personal SWOT – consider the ‘before’ and ‘after’ positions in terms of strengths and weaknesses (or rather weaknesses and strengths) and discuss how you went from one to the other and the challenges you encountered in your learning and personal development experience.
Oh to make you laugh again your sentiments in wanting to see the back of the RAP are shared by the markers apparently 🙂 -one told me she hardly drinks at all normally but at the end of a hard day spent marking she has to reward herself with a glass or two of wine to survive the ordeal!November 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm
Thanks Trephena.You always open omy mind to a solution that offers better thinking.
Lolol , you are totally killing me with laughter here , I went into panick mode this morning but after reading the previous response and now this, has defo put a BIG smile to my face hehe 🙂
Take care & best regards,
Kell AnnNovember 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm
This might be a silly question ,is the PowerPoint presentation included in the word count as part of SLS?
Kell AnnNovember 15, 2015 at 5:34 pm
No. The word count only applies to the 4 self-reflection questions.
However the Presentation should not have ‘wordy’ slides – it is supposed to communicate the principal findings effectively in 15 minutes by means of bullet points, charts and graphs. Do not paste chunks of text from the report (and loads of unnecessary numbers!) or cram lots of graphs on one slide (2 max per slide). Oh and keep the number of slides to between 15 to 20 otherwise realistically it would probably take longer than 15 mins. I think the chief moderator mentions in the Info Pack someone once copied the whole report on to 97 slides! And I saw a comment from a marker who said not only would one student’s Presentation have taken all morning to deliver as it was so detailed but there would have had to have been a coffee break as well 😀November 15, 2015 at 6:25 pm
Pheww thank God.
Trephena you are on a roll today with making me laugh, really need it!! 🙂 🙂
What would students be without your guidance, such prompt responses in times of need!
Big thank you again
Kell AnnNovember 15, 2015 at 6:49 pm
Yeah – I should be in glum mode -am just back from Barbados so should have major post- holiday blues!
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