- November 16, 2014 at 1:37 am
Sorry mate I would like to ask one question .
As in my excel file have 4 spreadsheets which contains 5 appendices for extract from annual report figures and ratio analysis. Someone here post before as u have to upload as appendix 1 , appendix 2 etc.
But my question is I have everything in one excel file. So do I have to spilt my excel file now.
Thank uNovember 16, 2014 at 8:14 am
@avian will – I doubt anyone will notice – they will be looking for the way you have gone about producing your slides. Whether from an audience perspective it would have communicated effectively e.g the slides use bullet points and are not overloaded with words so that someone would lose the will to live trying to read them all, that graphs are clear (titles, labels, colour coded or several are not crammed on one slide).
Markers fail when they think it would have been impossible to have presented the material in 15 mins., and it is so dull and boring (masses of text, no visuals) that realistically no-one would bother listening but switch off instead
Up to you whether you mention it in your SLS but you can mention how you have been worrying about every last detail and one lesson you need to learn (but still haven’t ) is to chill seriously 🙂 – it may make your marker smile too!November 16, 2014 at 8:30 am
@ts1110 – I’m sure I have answered this type of thing before:
One file is fine if it complies with the file limits and the tabs are labelled. Everything is about ease and clarity so tabs must have clear labels. I used to mark professional exam papers and what markers want is nicely set out work they can get through quickly. If you have one file for all the FS statements it’s not a problem.
No problem either with several files but I suspect where there are 8 appendices the marker starts to get a bit fed up with having to waste time keep down loading them, so go for a sensible number and use tabs within the same file to avoid having too many.November 16, 2014 at 7:38 pm
I would like to thank u as u helped me a lot. whenever I wrote here u never think about precious time. u always replied my queries . I have just submitted my project. hope this time I will pass. another battle is now started I have only 18 days for last acca paper p6. lets see how I can manage.
thank u sir again
take careNovember 16, 2014 at 8:18 pm
@ts1110 – it’s madam actually, not sir!!!
Glad you have submitted and let’s hope this time you will pass.
Remember to return to our forums in the Spring and post your result – and good luck with P6 🙂
TrephenaNovember 16, 2014 at 8:32 pm
I have an urgent question. Its a appendix cum reference question so am posting it here. Plllleeeassse help me out in this one.
I calculated my asset turnover ratios in Appendix 1. So if I put this asset turnover ratio table (showing just the ratios not the constituent values) in my main document, should the reference be just ”source: Appendix 1” or should it be ”source: Appendix 1, 2, 3” as appendix 2 and 3 have the raw data (i.e. sales and asset values)??
Really sorry but will appreciate getting a quick feedback on this. I’m almost done…I think :/November 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm
@avian will – in the grand scheme of things it really doesn’t matter!!!! 🙂November 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm
oh…really?! … cool then 🙂
Thanks so very much for everything so far!November 17, 2014 at 8:08 am
Thanks for the reply. I visited the link and completed my references list. But I haven’t found one issue there. How can i refer any data used in the appendix?
I have used market share price from stock exchange Web site to calculate p/e ratio. But didn’t mention it anywhere. Where and how should I mention it?November 17, 2014 at 9:09 am
@tarek1620 – not sure I fully understand the query – if you have a graph write ‘source’ underneath it and refer to the appropriate stock exchange e.g. London Stock Exchange, 2014 or if you have extracted a figure in your calculations in the Excel spreadsheet you may be able to say (share price from London Stock Exchange, 2014) against P/E ratio heading. Then put an entry in the reference list that starts the same with London Stock exchange (2014) but you can use the website address link there.November 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm
You got the point perfectly. Thanks a lot. You were more than a mentor during my course. I’m going to submit it today. I have exceeded the word limit by 100 words. Now tailoring it for the last time. If you have any last minute tips, please let me know.November 17, 2014 at 12:53 pm
@tarek1620 – I’m sure you can lose about 100 words in Part 1 & 2. Don’t go into too much of the company history unless it is really relevant – who really cares if it was founded in 1975 and why you chose it? It may be relevant to deal with the latter in the SLS but cut out a lot of the non-essential stuff and it shouldn’t be a major problem losing 100 words. They are not going to hang you out to dry if it is 7545 words either… so just try your best to get it down to under 7,600!November 18, 2014 at 7:52 am
Hi people thanks for all the assistance ,one of my last few questions , will I be penalised if I have one appendix i.e. appendix 4, with all my graphs as table 1 , table 2 ….to table 8 ?
do I have to include my references in my RAP as well as have another reference list for uploading or I just have one reference list separately?November 18, 2014 at 8:40 am
@denmaster – The appendices by definition are ‘add-ons’. Therefore what is in them should be anything that would be out of place in the main report e.g. anything that may be necessary for someone if they wished to pursue some of your lines of enquiry or to show extra detail that would detract if in the RAP. If they are COPIES of your graphs that is fine but if that is the only place you are showing graphs that is completely wrong as graphs are needed in the Findings section (often in place of text) to show the trends. A marker would probably fail on Presentation of Findings if they kept having to refer to the Appendices for ‘essential’ information that should have been in the report.
The Reference List containing the in text reference details should for RAP purposes be loaded separately as a Reference file and not included as part of the Report.November 18, 2014 at 8:46 am
Thanks a lot Trephena , sorry about the wrong platform , I had noticed that you were on this platform as you had replied a few minute before I logged , so thot of taking advantage to get your reply, I so much appreciate the assistance
I have in actual fact put the graphs in my rap , my worry was that I have said sourced from Appendix 4 on all my graphs and only differentiated them as table 1 sourced from appendix 4, table 2 sourced from appendix 4 and so on…November 18, 2014 at 10:53 am
@denmaster – it should be made clear in the appendices where you are getting your figures from e.g. the Annual report, stock exchange etcNovember 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm
k thanx , let me just check I have done that….November 19, 2014 at 9:32 am
I done topic 6 and i summarised the results of my questionnaire in excel. This is in addition to submiting a copy of my blank questionnaire as an appendix.
Am i on the correct track as far as the results of the questionnaire are concernedNovember 19, 2014 at 10:00 am
@urwais – yes this information is mandatory in order to allow the reader to follow your approach. In the submission checklist it points this out
“If you used a questionnaire as a means of gathering data, have you included your results as well as a sample questionnaire in an Appendix?”
You discuss your results in Part 3 and remember to tie them back to the motivation theories. (Don’t bother with displaying results about gender, education and marital status as they have nothing to do with motivation, waste words and annoy markers!)November 19, 2014 at 10:20 am
@Trephna- Thank you for your prompt response
Yes i have included the results of the questionnaire in excel whilst the sample questionnaire is in word. Do i have to summarise my results in word or excel?
Many thanksNovember 19, 2014 at 10:33 am
@uwais – as long as the information is there that is all that matters. It is important that the reader/marker can cross-refer your work. If you can summarise the results in Excel then it would be helpful to them too (probably easier to do it in Excel but it does not state that you must do this as far as I am aware, and this is not mandatory)November 19, 2014 at 10:42 am
Do i have to summarise responses to the open ended questions?
I have only inco-operated the results from the closed ended questions which made use of a likert scale
Thank youNovember 19, 2014 at 11:20 am
@awais – no. However if you cite any comments made by anyone from the questionnaire then you would need to reference them e.g. (name, year) and list them in the reference list as name, year. Full name, comment made in questionnaire conducted by researcher* on date
*researcher is the way you refer to yourself in the Findings section when writing the report .March 23, 2015 at 10:13 am
Can you please confirm whether tables are for the appendix only ( excel) and graphs need to appear on the RAP?
BMarch 24, 2015 at 8:26 am
@barbara2012 – graphs instead of lots of percentages and figures are useful in the report itself and extra material that does not directly add to understanding concepts and arguments in the text but is useful for an overall view is put in the appendices. Further details are in the Forum topic ‘Appendix Queries’
NOTE Students are reminded of the Forum rules and Guidelines: Queries should be posted under an existing appropriate topic rather than opening a new topic each time. So before starting a new topic please look at the last few pages of topics and/or use the search facility. The question above and wll be moved to the topic mentioned above
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