- October 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm
Thank you mam for your reply after your reply and from discussing with my mentor who is saying in case of word count of sls only answers word count is considered. not over all word count and as my answers word count is 1895(overall is 2081) and as you have also said 2081 words is not a big problem and will be unlikely to affect the decision of the marker I consider my self in a safe position that is why I am not making any change in my SLS. Furthermore hopefully I will complete my next files in next 1-2 weeks and if any problem arises between them I will consult you again . Take care and byeOctober 26, 2018 at 10:39 am
Mam my question is should I check the plaegeurism for rap and sls only or should I check the plaegeurism for all my files example appendices Excel file resubmission statement etc please reply me as soon as possibleOctober 26, 2018 at 11:12 am
Also mam my debit card is not working can I use my friend or brother debit card for payment for checking plaegeurism or submission payment (if my card will not be able to work till submission date) please reply me as soon as possible I need answers of my both questions in detail and as soon as possibleOctober 27, 2018 at 11:36 am
I don’t think you should do the check on your report as that was fine last time. The way these programmes work is they match against previously submitted work worldwide so it should show a high score to your report (because you are resubmitting) so it won”t be much use to you.
However as you were told to rewrite your SLS it might be useful to run this through the checker. Use WriteCheck not Turnitin.
I think it is fine to use other people’s cards for the actual payment as long as you use your name on the application and ensure you keep a copy of the checking report ( in case of subsequent problems).
For submissions there should normally be no issues if a third party makes the payment on your behalf and any problems would need to be addressed to the ACCA Brookes Office (email address in the Info Pack )October 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Thanks mam I don’t think my report will show a high matching score because I used updated financial information also I made my report from scratch to make sure it doesn’t get a higher score my benchmark is less than 6% inshort I will try my best to make sure match is not more than 3 to 4 percent I will notify you after I check match also furthermore
Mam please tell me on which application should I use my name. Also if my card is not working on submission date can I use my brothers or friends card,or should I contact obu through email? and lastly what is the last date for submission payment to University if I submit my project before deadline can I make payment after the deadline or not? Reply me as soon as possible and also explain in detailOctober 31, 2018 at 8:07 am
Oh do stop worrying about your report !!!! (were you always a worried child???) In fact the marker will be expecting to see some similarities between your two reports because you are resubmitting and therefore a low score is NOT a good idea. So forget about a benchmark – for a resubmission at least 25% would be NORMAL even if you are updating some of the financials. Personally I wouldn’t even bother putting it through WriteCheck as advised previously
As for your other questions these are administrative matters which are dictated by OBU and at Open Tuition we cannot give you definite answers on these so you would need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get reliable information on these aspectsNovember 15, 2018 at 5:48 pm
Im doing T20 and my report is complete. My word count shown by MS Word is 7494 excluding the Smart Art. The models used such as Carroll’s pyramid, Three-Domain Model of CSR and Mendelow’s Matrix should I count those and add into the word count ? I will surely exceed the word limit then. These models make upto 60 words.
I have inserted two graphs copied it from excel and pasted in the report. From the above discussion I’ve understood that the words in graphs are often not considered by the markers ?November 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
I suggest to my mentees not to exceed 7,450 (better still stick at nearer 7,400) as markers are getting stricter. That way there is a ‘margin’ for the inserts graphs and charts. If you are up at 7,494 this will be apparent to the marker and they could add the other words back to this so your word count realistically is about 7,600. Markers are instructed to stop marking at 7,500 words so possibly part of your Conclusions may not be marked and Conclusions form part of the Assessment Criteria (No. 3 Evaluation, Analysis & Conclusions) you have to pass.
I know from my own experience that students paste things in as images to try to get around the word count and the odd one will be ignored but if the marker thinks the student is taking this too far they will come down hard.
As it is, I bet there are far more words in Parts 1 & 2 (repetitions or superfluous comments) that could very easily be taken out – so my advice is to do so as it is better to be safe than sorry and you don’t want to pay GBP 340 and all your effort to be failed for exceeding the word count!.November 15, 2018 at 10:57 pm
Thankyou for your timely suggestion. I’ll trim the report to 7400 now. Leaving the words in graphs and the models will be okay then, right ? If the marker felt like adding those words I’ll still be within 7500. Or should I still count the words and add it to the Word count ?November 16, 2018 at 6:19 am
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
That should be sufficient – just ensure that the MS Word word count comes up at about 7,400 (or lower) to allow 100 for the graphs and charts and you should be OK. Up to you if you want to count the other words but a marker will rarely have the time and would normally only do so if they are convinced that 7,500 words have definitely been exceeded (which your original word count at 7,494 would have indicated that it did!)December 19, 2018 at 9:09 pm
My RAP is 31 pages (word count is 7,400 words) is that too many pages? I used single and 1.5 spacing to make it easier to read.
ThanksDecember 20, 2018 at 9:13 am
The number of pages is immaterial. Spacing is always a good idea as you say it makes it easier to read and other students should follow suit.
7,400 words should be fine provided that you do not have many pasted images and graphs that are not included in this total.December 20, 2018 at 11:16 am
What is considered many, I have eight graphs and 2 diagrams not included in the count ?December 20, 2018 at 11:24 pm
It is not the actual number of graphs but the actual total words in them!
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