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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business)| | College of Business: Guidelines for referencing and presentation in written reports and essays Version: 4 Approved: April 2010 Review date: Not later than December 2011 Contents 1. Introduction 2 2. Referencing 4 2.2.1 Paraphrasing 4 2.2.2 Direct quotes 4 2.3.1 Referencing internet sources 5 2.4.1 Printed material and multimedia 10 2.4.2 Electronic journal articles 20 2.4.5 Order of entries in a reference list 22 3. Plagiarism 25 3.1.1 What constitutes plagiarism? 25 3.1.2 What is the penalty for plagiarism? 25 4. Essay writing 28 A Step By Step Guide to Essay Writing 28 Step 1 Choose your topic 28 Step 2 Read the instructions, relating to your assessments as set down in your Course Guide 28 Step 3 Analyse the topic 28 Step 5 Starting your research 30 Step 6 Mind mapping 30 Step 7 Focus your research 30 Step 8 Draw up a detailed plan 32 Step 9 Writing the Essay 32 Step 10 Writing the first draft 34 Step 11 Editing your final draft 35 5. Report Writing 36 A step by step guide to report writing 37 Step 1 Choose your topic 37 Step 2 Read the instructions relating to your assessments as set down in your Course Guide 37 Step 3 Analyse the topic 37 Step 4 Brain storm – what do you already know about the issue? 37 Step 5 Starting your research 37 Step 6 Mind mapping 37 Step 7 Focus your research 38 Step 8 Draw up a detailed plan 39 Step 9 Writing the report 40 Step 10 Using your plan to start writing 43 Step 11 Writing the first draft 43 Step 12 Formatting your report 44 Reference list 48 Bibliography 48 Glossary 49 Acknowledgements 50 Tables Table Title Page Table 1 Referencing styles – type of author 6 Table 2

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