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


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

    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.

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