Structureof Report Lesson1[1]


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Structureof Report Lesson1[1]

  1. 1. Extended Report <ul><li>Main Components </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Summary (50 wrds) </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction (250) </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis (1100) </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion (200) </li></ul><ul><li>1500 words (10% over allowed) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Executive Summary <ul><li>A review of the essay </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the main case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Briefly tell what main ideas will be looked into </li></ul><ul><li>Do this at the end </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Fully introduce the main/key issues </li></ul><ul><li>Define any key words </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce the case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Location information for the case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce any data you might be using </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use ‘I’. Write ‘this report will..’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Analysis <ul><li>Main body of the work </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to flow and well organised </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies should be used to exemplify a point/ argument you are making e.g. The Olympics are not a global competition for example in Nigeria….. </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrams and maps need to be incorporated into the text and fully referred to </li></ul><ul><li>Always quote sources of information (see information sheet on how to do it) </li></ul><ul><li>Try not to make statements without evidence </li></ul><ul><li>It will look more like a project rather than an essay, with diagrams/ photos/ graphs incorporated </li></ul>
  5. 5. Conclusion <ul><li>Make it direct </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you refer back to the original question </li></ul><ul><li>Use evidence from your essay </li></ul><ul><li>Weigh up what research did or did not show </li></ul><ul><li>Should not introduce new ideas </li></ul>
  6. 6. And finally….. <ul><li>Bibliography – accurate recording of research sources – state the bias in your sources </li></ul><ul><li>Appendix – not a place to dump surplus data or diagrams, best used for items such as transcripts of interviews e.g. global participation rates or calculations </li></ul><ul><li>Tables, annotated maps, diagrams, boxes not counted in the word count </li></ul>
  7. 7. This Year <ul><li>Choice of 5 questions this year </li></ul><ul><li>Development and Disparity </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Geography of Sports and Leisure </li></ul><ul><li>Before the summer holidays you will have completed basic research and written your introduction </li></ul>
  8. 8. Research <ul><li>Selectivity of research is vital – once you’ve got research, assemble all ideas together in a logical sequence to present a clear argument </li></ul><ul><li>Develop original diagrams, tables, maps which provide a summarised overview of the research and save words </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a list of all references </li></ul><ul><li>Consider bias of research as you go along </li></ul><ul><li>Original research tends to lead to originality </li></ul>
  9. 9. Referencing <ul><li>In text: </li></ul><ul><li>Smith (2000) claims that tennis is not an exclusive sport. </li></ul><ul><li>“tennis is not defined by gender” (Smith, 2000) this shows that….. </li></ul><ul><li>The Olympics was held in Athens at a loss of £27 million pounds. ( </li></ul>
  10. 10. Help with Research <ul><li>Once you have chosen your title more reading will follow </li></ul><ul><li>You must use a mixture of internet sites and books / articles </li></ul><ul><li>Use Geography Review in the library </li></ul><ul><li> enter 1552S as the express code </li></ul><ul><li>Always make a note of the websites to have visited & articles and books read </li></ul>