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Your Extended Project & The Learning Centre. Your Project. Performance. Dissertation. Assessment Criteria. Management of a project (20%) Using resources (20%) Developing & realising (40%) Reviewing the project (20%). OCR Extended Project Handbook (2009).

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your project
Your Project.....

Performance

Dissertation

assessment criteria
Assessment Criteria
  • Management of a project (20%)
  • Using resources (20%)
  • Developing & realising (40%)
  • Reviewing the project (20%)

OCR Extended Project Handbook (2009)

why the learning centre is so important for your ep
Why the learning centre is so important for your EP?
  • “...how you manage the resources you have access to, and how to search effectively for relevant information using libraries, the internet and other sources...”
    • James, Mary (2009, p. ?)

James, M. (2009) AQA Extended Project Companion. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes Limited.

the learning centre can help you with
The learning centre can help you with...
  • Getting started
  • Developing your ideas
  • Planning your research
  • Where to find information
  • Critical thinking/evaluating resources
  • Statistics
  • Referencing your sources
top tips
Top tips...
  • Evidence required – Using resources:
    • Use of range of sources (Collating information)
    • Understanding the different types of resource
    • Independent research
    • Citation (lists of referencing + bibliography)
lc support
LC support
  • Initial meeting with a Facilitator
  • Ongoing contact (3-5 times)
  • Support you in taking responsibility for your own learning
different types of resource
Different types of resource
  • E-resources
    • Information you can’t get from internet, more reliable
  • Search engines
    • Different engines, different results
    • Treat with caution
types of resources contd
Types of resources contd...
  • Books
    • Detailed, in depth coverage
    • E-books
    • Reliable
  • Magazines/journals/newspapers
    • Up-to-date information
    • Millions of articles available electronically
    • Different opinions
types of resources contd1
Types of resources contd.....
  • Encyclopaedias
    • Detailed coverage
    • Generally not biased
    • Vast range of subjects
    • Link to Credo reference
  • Wikipedia
    • Good for ideas, keywords, inspiration...
    • Treat with caution!
tips on using e resources
Tips on using e-resources
  • Remember advice so far
    • Very important to use different types of resource!
  • Keywords
    • Not too broad
    • Synonyms
tips on using books
Tips on using books
  • Have you got time to read everything?
  • Skimming
    • Start in contents page
    • Move quickly through text
    • Gain overall idea of value of text
    • Look at titles, subtitles, images, diagrams
    • Read first and last line of each paragraph
tips on using books1
Tips on using books
  • Scanning
    • Looking for a specific piece of information
    • Start in index
    • Move on when you’ve found what you want...
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Reference & Bibliography...

  • Crossland,B and Walsh-Atkins, P. (2009) Extended Project Student Guide. London: Hodder Education.
  • OCR Level 3 Extended Project Handbook. (2009). Available at: http://www.ocr.org.uk/download/kd/ocr_12625_kd_project_spec.pdf (Accessed: 22 November 2011).
  • James, M. (2009) AQA Extended Project Companion. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes Limited.
stay in touch
Stay in touch!

Tel: 020 7832 5296

Email: gilibrary@westking.ac.uk

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