Monday, January 23, 2012

Dissertation Questions? @Chris

Hey Chris, 

I just wanted to make a post to check some final details for the dissertation before hand in.

- The word count is 8,000 - 10,000 words (with an allowance of 10% on either side)

- Do footnotes count as part of this word count?

- Do references count as part of this word count? For example, after a quote will (Geist, 2007:238) be included in the word count?

- I noticed that on myuca, it states that we need to hand in a submission form with each copy, is this available yet or is it simply the plagiarism form?

Thank you

3 comments:

  1. Hi Jordan,
    You can find the plagiarism disclaimer form on myUCA, Dissertation unit, Unit Assessment, then under the 'Help with Turnitin' section.

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    1. hi Jordan
      footnotes won't show up in the word count. The references you refer to, i.e when ref'd in the dissertation body, will show up - but you shouldn't include the bibliography in the word count. The submission form is the plagiarism disclaimer. Hope that helps.

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  2. Thank you, and the word count allows for 10% if required? Therefore, a word count up to 11,000 will be allowed?

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