- 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
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
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!May 14, 2019 at 3:35 am
I have sent the report with 7503 word count in total including footnotes, when I excluded footnotes and headnotes the word count was 7471, Now I am that whther my project will be marked or not. please tell other solution possible. I have sent email on 14 May 2019.
I have sent stating word count of 7471 as it was shown on the word document, but after sending the file, I went to count words through review (review-word count) there was box untick that was whether to include footnotes or headnotes, I ticked that box then it showed word count of 7503.May 14, 2019 at 7:29 am
As mentioned in one of my posts above the rule is that markers stop marking at 7,500 words roughly and,therefore the Conclusions have to be mostly within that limit.
As long as you did not post your contents page as an image and had tables pasted as images you should be fine. However if there are such devices used to circumvent the word count then a marker could be strict about those as technically they also count. For this reason I advise my students to keep their words to about 7,450 so the report falls with the limit and allows for words in graphs.
BTW with the SLS the word count is not so critical for although the counting stops at 2,000 words, as long as there is adequate selfreflection and all 4 questions have been attempted (and there are some appropriate,sentences in the last question before the 2,000 words have been met) then it should passMay 14, 2019 at 8:36 am
So should I resend them email after cutting down the word limit to 7450 please suggest,
And technically if we see I have written mentor name, registration number of these are excluded it comes within 7500. Moreover, I have not used pictures instead I have used diagrams/charts.May 14, 2019 at 8:39 am
I have sent stating word count of 7471 as it was shown on the word document, but after sending the file, I went to count words through review (review-word count) there was box untick that was whether to include footnotes or headnotes, I ticked that box then it showed word count of 7503.
Is this going to be an issue for me I they count word by manually by going to review section then word coun. As I have mentioned 7471 this also word count visible.May 15, 2019 at 7:52 am
Please chill! As mentioned above word count is only an issue if you (a) have exceeded it AND (b) have lots of pasted images (especially tables that you have created)
7503 words on its own is not a hanging offence!July 8, 2019 at 7:06 pm
I submitted my rap in May 2019 (Period 38)
The word count from the start of the title page till the end of conclusion in part 3 was 7151 words, and I have mentioned the word count on the title page as 7151 words.
However, in the Research Report file I have also included the reference list and appendices which will add up to 7640 words.
I am confused on whether:
– the markers will consider the 7151 words on the title page (word count from title page to research conclusions)
– the markers will keep checking till the word count is 7500
– or will 7640 in the MS word count will result in a fail
looking forward for any reply. thanks in advanceJuly 9, 2019 at 5:53 pm
You should be fine because the rule is for the marker to carry on marking until they reach 7,500 words. They do however add on some words for graphs and tables but at 7,151 that should still be well within the limit after allowing a 100 words or so for these. So please stop worrying about this 🙂
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