- October 9, 2019 at 7:16 am
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
I doubt you will find a free one that is reliable. However WriteCheck (supplied by Turnitin – the same programme used by Brookes) costs less than USD 10 so is well worth paying for and using.
For more money you can get grammar checked.December 10, 2019 at 2:32 am
Hi, I hope you all are doing well. Please help me out with this.
How can I check my work for potential plagiarism when WriteCheck is unavailable?
I am not sure this is the correct forum for my question.
I have got an extension for P39 and I will be submitting my Rap project before 16th Dec.
I want to check my project for plagiarism and i do not any other platform except Writercheck.
I will be waiting for your advice.
EhtashamDecember 11, 2019 at 7:37 am
Sorry Ehtasham I am not aware of another equally good program as WriteCheck as the latter is the student version of Turnitin (produced by the same software company), the plagiarism checker used by most universities. The way these programs work is by comparing both published material and other student work that has been submitted to universities worldwide so as Turnitin is used by OBU no other program is going to be as reliable.
I also don’t understand why you say WriteCheck is not available -admittedly as we have pointed out before, WriteCheck charges a few for use, however it should be available worldwide. So unfortunately as there is no free or reliable alternative you will just have to go through your work and check yourself that your haven’t copied and pasted passages from other people’s work and sourceDecember 25, 2019 at 8:46 pm
Hi terephena I have a question what obu gives on convocation (any certificate brochure etc) if someone misses convocation will it cause any problem or loss please reply in detail each step like what things are given in convocation(certificates brochures etc) and also specify if a brochure is given what it contains I need to assess that wether or not attending a convocation is worthy enough or notDecember 27, 2019 at 4:14 pm
I am not sure what you mean by ‘convocation’? Are you referring to the graduation ceremony? These take place in various parts of the world for the BSc Applied Accounting (Oxford, Dubair and Kuala Lumpur) and all students who have passed will receive an invitation and can usually take at least 2 guests with them.
Students and staff dress in formal robes (for which there is normally a hire charge as these are provided by an outside body). I believe a brochure is issued on the day but certificates are sent in advance because not all students can, or choose, to attend. I am not sure exactly what is in the brochure as this depends from university to university but usually the order of the ceremony, names of all those who are graduating and something about the University history. There is normally an opportunity to have formal photographs taken also with family – again as this service is provided by an outside professional photographer there is an additional charge.
Afterwards there are some light refreshments (drink and a piece of cake type of thing)
In the UK there are normally some souvenirs for sale – these change from time to time but some examples are on this link https://www.brookes.ac.uk/students/graduation/souvenirs-and-gifts/ however I am not sure that these will be available at overseas ceremonies but may be available to order.December 27, 2019 at 4:33 pm
Thanks terephena I was talking about graduation ceremony because I have been invited for it in Dubai but the issue is I have exams in March and I am unable to get enough time for preparing necessary documents to visit Dubai and due to this I had to make a choice between paper or ceremony that’s why I asked wether or not graduation ceremony is worthy to attend or notDecember 30, 2019 at 12:24 pm
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
Perhaps you could email the University and explain your position and ask if you could possibly attend the ceremony in 2021? That way you wouldn’t have to choose between the two.
Also in respect of the graduation ceremony itself each student is announced and presented to the audience and has their hand shaken (or acknowledgement if they do not want physical touch) in turn during the ceremony.
Basically the ceremony is about celebrating the success of students and encouraging their families if possible to attend and enjoy the memorable momentDecember 31, 2019 at 8:13 am
Thanks for advice terephenaI have sent them an email now waiting for their replyJanuary 5, 2020 at 4:08 pm
As the issue is explained earlier see above (I want my convocation to be delayed till next year)I am not mentioning it in detail again I am still waiting for the University to reply my email and approximately one week has passed is their any other way to contact University as the deadline for registration of convocation is fast approachingJanuary 20, 2020 at 9:53 am
Hi, I am preparing OBU for period 40 .is it ok to choose both companies competitor and main company that use GAAP instead of IFRS?January 20, 2020 at 10:38 am
Presumably you are referring to Topic 8 here?
No problem usually if the companies are both using the same set of standards (the issue is usually when they are not!
You may mention as a Brownie point in Part 2 that you have ensured they both report under GAAP. (Do check their policies on things like depreciation are the same though – if you intend to were review asset turnover – and also those for inventory when looking at liquidity ratios and comment accordingly if the policies are different and significantly affect the ratios and comparisonsJanuary 21, 2020 at 5:55 am
Thank you for your prompt response and details tips Trephena.January 26, 2020 at 1:21 pm
Bernadine here. I have gone through info pack of OBU and I have to take decision on which topic to choose. I have selected three topics (8,6 & 11). Can anyone here guide me which topic to take.
Your suggestions will help me to take decision.January 26, 2020 at 7:52 pm
For Topic 11 you will need to have access to company information and be granted permission to interview staff in Internal audit to assess the effectiveness of the IA function. For Topic 6 you will need to design a questionnaire and survey employees in the organisation chosen. In order to collect the data (known as primary data) for both these topics you must get written permission from a senior manager in the organisation. You are advised to sort this out first as you must submit this signed letter with your work. See the information pack about the requirements for primary data.
Topic 8 uses only secondary data and therefore you do not need permission.
Topics requiring primary data are usually not done well because questionnaires and interviews are normally poorly administered and therefore results are not well evaluated. However if you are skilled in interviewing and questionnaire design then this won’t present any problems.
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