- October 9, 2018 at 1:02 pm
I submitted my rap in period 34, my case was referred to academic conduct officer due to plagiarism in sls its more than an year case is still outstanding its been 6,7 month my ACO has not responded I have sent her multiple reminders.She told me not to contact ACCA but i am very frustrated now what should I do should I report this issue to ACCA?October 14, 2018 at 6:27 pm
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
As a former Academic Conduct Officer myself I am puzzled by this state of affairs.
You should have been sent a decision letter which tells you precisely whether you were found guilty of a breach of the student regulations and what the penalty is if you have committed a breach.
There only two things I can think of. One is that you are seeing a message on the screen when you log into your account. You should contact email@example.com to seek an explanation of why the message is still there. The other thing might be that your case is being referred to the University Conduct Committee for a more formal decision and there is a delay in having the hearing. However referral to the UCC would normally have been set out in the decision letterOctober 28, 2018 at 1:52 am
I tried posting this query in the referencing forum but it wasn’t submitting for some reason so I’m posting it here.
1. Going through the forum and the golden rules I have understood that with websites or articles with no author, the citation and reference should be the title of the page followed by the date. In reference list I’ll insert title, date then the URL and access date, right ?
2. What will be the in text citation for information collected from a company website but from different parts of the website. For example, section named About Us the citation will be (xyz, About Us) as there’s no date on the website shall I put n.d. ? And what will be the reference for this ?
3. Citation has just the Surname and the date whereas reference list will have surname followed by the initials. Am I right ?November 3, 2018 at 5:14 pm
Which are the global regulatory bodies in mining industry?January 7, 2019 at 8:17 pm
Hope you can help, now I understand that for Topic 8 we have to choose an organisation of a predetermined industry sector.
I am leaning towards topic 17 or most likely topic 18 marketing – in this case can I choose any organisation from any industry?
Thanks for your adviceJanuary 8, 2019 at 8:32 am
The good news is that the restriction of choice of company only applies to Topics 8 and 15.
It is definitely worth thinking about other topics and both 17 and 18 have reasonable pass rates (better than Topics 8 & 15). I expect you have already looked at our forum threads on Topics 17 & 18 – if not take a look.
[Topic 20 could also be good (my tip on this particular topic for P38 would be Facebook as its CSR is pretty appalling in terms of attitude to users’ privacy, response to governments’ censure and its deliberate avoidance of tax worldwide is insulting and immoral) As you can tell – I am quite indignant about how some big tech companies abuse their considerable positions of power !]January 8, 2019 at 10:00 am
Thank you for your prompt response.
I am just a bit worried that it would be more difficult to achieve the objectives on financial analysis part and using spreadsheet for a topic thats on social responsibility, although to research Facebooks poor SR sounds very interesting.
I just want to make sure that I research something that I will be actually enjoying rather than the only motivation is to pass the RAP.
Will read through the Topic 17, 18, and 20 Forums and see if it helps to finalise my choiceJanuary 9, 2019 at 8:08 am
GillianM – OBU Registered MentorModerator
The spreadsheet requirement (Assessment Criterion 7) is fairly easy to satisfy as only basic formulae are involved. Most of my students do Topic 17 and I usually suggest they look at the year on year percentage increase / decrease in share price (and also plot a graph) and /or do comparisons in directors’ bonuses as a percentage of earnings (or the ratio of it to average worker pay and the like). It very much depends on what the CG issues are and what is irrelevant in the context of their organisation – but there is always some scope for a few calculations.
It is commendable that you want to enjoy the process of doing your RAP (and means you will be motivated to produce a good quality report). In that respect I think you would find Topics 17, 18 or 20 far more exciting to do than Topic 8 (for a start the research is far more interesting). Good luck!January 11, 2019 at 2:43 pm
Thank you for your advice. I have decided to do Topic 20.January 21, 2019 at 9:08 pm
Hello trephena, I am willing to submit my thesis in this coming period 38 but I am unaware about style of secondary sources of reference. I am giving an example in below regarding about the style
Example: According to Van Der stede (2006) cited in (eldring 2009, p.23) “performance measurement plays a key role”
Is this the right style I am following? I am really very confused please guide meJanuary 21, 2019 at 10:17 pm
That sounds fine. Have you read our ‘Open Tuition Guide to Referencing your RAP’ (link available on our homepage)? You will see that although you need to identify sources and list where they came from 100% perfection is not demanded – so as long as there are sufficient details to track the original source there should be no problem. So chill on this one!
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