For some programmes, final degree essays need to be spiral bound as hard copies, which you can do in the LRC for a modest cost. Check with your tutor about this. The essay should be arranged as below:
- Self assessment/assessment feedback sheet
- Title page (name, programme, essay title, plus the formal statement: ‘Submitted to the University of Hertfordshire in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours)’ followed by the submission date.
- Abstract (brief description of essay)
- Dedication (optional)
- Contents page
- Acknowledgements (optional)
- Text with illustrations
- Endnotes, if not using footnotes (but remember that referencing should usually be done in the Harvard style)
- List of illustrations, if not using full captions
- Appendices (optional)
- Word count. The word count refers to the text only. Footnotes, endnotes, References, bibliographies, illustration captions and appendices do not contribute to the word count. Most word-processor
packages contain automatic word-count features. The word counter in Word can exclude footnotes/endnotes, but nothing else, so it is best to move bibliography, appendices and illustration captions to a separate file when doing the word count on the essay
These are general guidelines: please make sure that you check with your own tutor for ‘local’ requirements. If you are submitting Level 6 assessed coursework in alternative formats, make sure you have discussed this with your tutor too.
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