1.To demonstrate the importance of how ideas are presented.
2.Provide unit participants with a concise outline of the key requirements and elements of the report assessment.
3.To provide a document that models some of the standards outlined herein.
his section ideally should not go over one page in length. There must be 4 subsections in this page which cover specific requirements. Their names and content descriptions are listed below:
1.Topic: Here you introduce the topic and elaborate on its significance briefly. Do not provide findings; just define the key purpose (which is actually to arrive at findings re primary problems and explore solutions).
2.Limitations: Here you discuss the scope and constraints of the report by elaborating on any weaknesses or omissions. This is often due to topic complexity and problems relating to limited info provided in the case (A common problem when examining cases is that people often distort information for their own ends).
3.Sources of Data: State briefly what sources of data have been obtained. Are they secondary only, such as books, journals, papers, magazines and websites, or have you obtained primary data such as direct interviews.
4.Report Organisation: Here simply elaborate on the structure of the main body of the report so the reader knows what to expect and comment on whether you will provide any recommendations and conclusions. Do not mention the Intro or ES here.
¨If it is not your idea - cite your source (per the Chicago format).
¨If it is not clear by the wording of the dialogue that you are still presenting facts from a source cited previously - cite it again.
¨Do not leave it till the end of the paragraph to cite a source. If must be cited as soon as the idea is used (Generally this is done at the end of a sentence).
¨It is in order to cite a reference several times in a row if it is not apparent to the reader by the tone and flow of the discussion that you are still talking about that source. To reduce citation frequency, you can use the authors name in the actual discussion (eg: Vernon Smith (2002) notes how …..) early in the first sentence where the ideas are used.
¨If you are quoting put the quote in "inverted commas" and cite a page number if it is available. Pagination number will suffice for online databases.