RES411 RESEARCH STUDY 1: 2nd Submission of Chapter 2: Review of Literature, due on 28 August 2018 (Tuesday), including hard copies of relevant journal articles/thesis abstract
IT IS DISAPPOINTING TO READ THE FIRST DRAFT OF CHAPTER 2. It was clearly reiterated during the class that the format as prescribed in the Guidebook should be followed accordingly. Even the cover page, paging, spacing, and the size of the bond paper were not seriously followed. And the most important part of this draft is the proper citation and referencing using APA style.
PLEASE REMEMBER, if you have cited or mentioned in the text an author, then this author should be found in the Reference List. In other words, all the authors or sources mentioned in the text should be included in the List of References using the APA format.; and vice-versa, the Reference List should contain all the citations or authors that were mentioned in the text. If the reference materials (journals, books, etc.) were not used in the discussion, then do not include them in the Reference List.
What is meant by a ''DRAFT"? It means that you have to write the content of Chapter 2 based from the reference materials your group have gathered. What is the point of attaching these journal articles and thesis without writing-up the chapter? The journal articles should be complete - it means that only the abstract but all the pages should be attached in the report. For reference from theses, only the abstract and cover page (author, title, year) are included in the submission.
For the second submission, you expected to have a lengthy discussion with the Literature Review. You have to summarize the major findings and recommendations of these reference materials which are relevant to your topic. You can quote, paraphrase and summary them to avoid "plagiarism." Finally, you have to write the summary or synopsis of all these reference materials that provide a link to your study.
ON THE OTHER HAND, an abstract is not a requirement for the submission, however, it contains the general background, main objectives and the proposed methodology. You CAN NOT WRITE ABOUT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS because YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE RESEARCH YET!
Your group can get the copies of your first submission at the Planning Office. If you want to improve the rating of your proposal, then write it properly - following the prescribed format and style as stipulated in the Guidebook. You can view your papers (cover page) at RES411 CE STUDY 1 top bar link.
DEADLINE: 28 AUGUST 2018 (TUESDAY). LATE SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, THUS A GRADE OF 5.0 OR 0/100 RATING. RESUBMIT ALL HARD COPIES OF THE RELEVANT JOURNAL ARTICLES AND THESIS ABSTRACT.
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