Introduction: It is really important to start your assignment with a clear introduction that should include a brief background mentioning what the assignment will discuss, the aim/purpose Of writing this assignment and a few lines to indicate how the assignment is structured/ organized. These would usually be included in 1-2 paragraphs. Egg: This is an example of how the points mentioned above were included as part of the introduction for an assignment on the obesity epidemic and efforts being made to tackle it.
Background: Obesity is one of the major public health challenges of the went first century as its prevalence is increasing at an alarming rate in both developing and developed countries. Aim and structure: This assignment discusses the pattern of development of the obesity epidemic and its epidemiology. It also seeks to analyses how globalization, trade and debt have fuelled the problem. In addition, the assignment will examine the interventions that are addressing this issue. Continuity of ideas: This is especially important as you write the middle part of your assignment.
Ensure continuity of ideas both between paragraphs and within a paragraph so that he reader is able to follow your train bethought/ argument easily. As a general rule, discuss each main point of your assignment in a different paragraph. Critical thinking: At the Masters level, demonstration of critical thinking is very important and marks are given for this. Referencing: your assignment is very important as we have already discussed. Remember to choose either Harvard or Vancouver versions of referencing and to use the same version while citing within the text and in the bibliography.
Reference all citations in their correct format including web- pages and reports. A great tutorial about citing the work of others and referencing is from the University of Nottingham ‘Refreshingly work with Harvard’, and also please look at the attachment below ‘Harvard referencing’ which is information on how to use references as supplied by Manchester Metropolitan University. Use Of ‘l’ and ‘you’: Academic writing is impersonal so avoid using ‘l’ or you’ in your assignment.
Try and build your arguments by including evidence and opinions from different sources and different perspectives so that you present a clear, unbiased picture. If you want to include your opinion, then do o indirectly. For egg: Include your opinion by saying ‘In my opinion, implementing such an intervention is difficult because…. ‘ instead of ‘l think implementing an intervention is difficult because… ‘ Bullets and numbering: Paragraphs are preferred to bullets and numbering in academic writing and this will allow you to discuss each point further. SE of examples: It is vital that your assignments reflect that you have a clear understanding of a particular topic which has been gained from multiple sources and that you are able to identify weaknesses and strengths objectively. Finally you must show that you are able to apply this knowledge practically. Including examples in your assignment is a useful way to demonstrate all of the above. Where possible, explain the inferences that can be drawn from included statistics/ figures/ tables and the relevance of these.
Word Count: Ensure that the word count of your assignments are not far below or far above the suggested word count and as mentioned earlier, drawing up an outline can help you avoid both these situations. Inclusion of tables and figures: Tables and figures can very effectively convey information to the reader without affecting your word count but do not include more than 2 of these. Also, clearly signpost the reader to each table/ figure from the appropriate part of the main assignment. Include clear headings for each table/ figure and clearly mention the source both with the figure/table and in the bibliography.
Conclusion: This is your final chance to impress the reader so make it powerful. Most conclusions include three main parts I) stating the aim/ context of the assignment again ii) followed by a very brief summary of the main points iii) final comments often considering the future (for egg: what can be done to improve the implementation of an intervention in the future) Egg: This is an example showing how the points mentioned above were incorporated in the conclusion of a student assignment discussing strategic partnership within UNAIDED.
Context: UNAIDED is a unique collaboration in terms of the goals it aims to accomplish and its structure. It benefits from organizational diversity and varied specializations among the partners. However this diversity can also be a hindrance while coordinating activities. Main points: Duplication of efforts, lack of harmonistic of procedures, lack of effective evaluations among partners and inter-organizational competition for funding from donors have often adversely affected the collaborative effort.
Building a well-coordinated and efficient collaboration between partner organizations of UNAIDED is an iterative and on-going process. Efforts are being made to develop results-based structures, to pool funding from donors to encourage collaboration and to align efforts of all partners to improve efficiency. Final comments: By sharing their skills, resources, respective and knowledge, the partners will be able to develop integrated programmed, deal with obstacles related to the management of HIVE/AIDS more effectively and strengthen their relationship with those outside the partnership.
Attachment Dissertations A dissertation can seem like an impossible hurdle in your final year but starting early with a calm approach can make it run that little bit smoother and give you something to show employers. How should I choose a topic? Knowing what to write about and then having enough to write 12,000 words about it can be extremely difficult. But starting early enough will give you time to come up with several ideas and throw them around before settling on one.
Here’s some things to consider when making that all important choice. Make it interesting – You’re going to be spending a lot of time writing about it so it’s probably a good idea that you actually like the topic, because if you get bored with it what hope has anyone else got of reading it? Not only the topic you choose but the scale of it will affect how interesting it is. You have a set word limit to meet but make sure you keep this proportionate as if you start baffling in your argument people will lose track of your point.
Talk about it – Once you have chosen a topic you will usually have an appointment with your dissertation tutor who will talk through your ideas and will act as a sounding board. It is also worth talking to others on the course as they will also be developing their dissertations. Bouncing ideas off each other may help you see something tattoo might have missed. Remember that it’s good to talk and two heads are better than one (and all other manner Of clicks). Plan – Set outdoor research objectives and then look at ways to meet them ; n other words work out what you want to find out and then how you will do it.