May 20, 2017 at 7:59 pm
No worries about 2 direct citations. In fact lots of references and a low Turnitin score are treated with suspicion by markers (Don’t ask me why but I assume that they expect some matches to be normal so when there is a big list and low score they think the references are not genuine or not being used correctly.
Pity you did not go back and correct Part 1 to discuss the right models as inconsistencies are never a good thing in any work. If you discussed the limitations of Porters but ignored limitations of SWOT it just does not look good as the omissions would puzzle anyone marking….September 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm
I hope this question is acceptable to ask.
I am having trouble citing code principles/ provisions, that is, I am not sure of the appropriate way to do it at the end of the narration of what the principle requires.
At first I thought I have to cite the code for example (FRC, 2016). But if I do it this way it means each principle/ provision I cite, will have (FRC, 2016) after it.
Then I thought maybe I should cite : (section B.1 ).
Is the first method the required one?September 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm
Please ignore my question above. I didn’t phrase it well to bring out what exactly I wanted to know. I’ll give it another go below;
I assume that I have to direct the reader to the exact place from where the provision I quoted was taken. Is it correct to do it as follows
e.g Principle B2 of the code (FRC 2016) states,
At the end of the quotation should I put page numbers or the principle B2 is enough to guide?September 20, 2017 at 1:44 pm
Depending on your wording and the context “Principle B2 of the code (FRC 2016)” should be sufficient.
Where you haven’t actually introduced the Principle in the sentence I think it would be acceptable to do either of the following in your RAP as a reference:
(FRC, 2016, s. B.2) or
(Code, 2016 s.B.2)
as both of these as they include section numbers are near enough to guide the reader. Whilst of course you may put in page numbers I don’t consider it necessary and it uses up another word or two!September 20, 2017 at 2:28 pm
Thank you very much! I appreciate your help.October 10, 2017 at 11:50 am
I am using “Referencing” feature of MS Word and using “Insert Footnote” feature for referencing purposes. This makes referencing similar to the wikipedia style. Is this fine ?October 11, 2017 at 8:30 am
It is acceptable fir the RAP. However if you go on to do a Masters you will be expected to be able to reference using Harvard.October 11, 2017 at 8:55 am
The Information pack Appendix 3, prescribes the Referencing guide. I personally feel that using the Wikipedia style, where references are mentioned in footer, brings more clarity to the document.
What do you suggest ? Should I go with the referencing guide as per Appendix 3, or Wikipedia style is better ?October 11, 2017 at 10:48 am
The rules for the RAP are ‘systematic referencing’. Harvard is preferred by OBU but not prescribed so you can leave your work as it is as it fulfils the requirements. However as I pointed out you would be expected to use Harvard for any academic post-graduate degree work.
‘The Open Tuition Ultimate Guide to Referencing Your RAP’ was produced to provide a simple but clear guide to deal with basic referencing and should be sufficient for 99% of references and enough to pass if the Golden rules are followed
See our homepage http://www.opentuition.com/obu
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