Presentation of academic essays and journalism stories
ALL WRITTEN WORK MUST:
- Be typed on white A4 paper in Times New Roman 12 point, with 1.5 spacing.
CONTAIN A COVER SHEET WITH
- Your full name
- Your student number
- Your year of study
- The name of the course
- The lecturer’s name (in full and correctly spelt)
- The title of the assignment
- The due date
THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION MUST APPEAR WITH YOUR SIGNATURE:
I hereby declare that this essay is my own work. I have acknowledged all other authors’ ideas and referenced direct quotations from their work. I have not allowed anyone else to borrow or copy my work.
ACADEMIC ESSAYS MUST:
- Contain an abstract on a separate sheet at the beginning of the essay.
- Have a bibliography at the end, also on a separate sheet. Only works consulted in the body of your essay need to be referenced in the bibliography. Please use the prescribed book Handbook for Writers of Essays and Theses by Nicholas Visser (Maskew Miller Longman) for the correct referencing style.
JOURNALISM STORIES MUST:
- Contain a headline at the top on the first page of the story.
- On the second line an accurate word count of the story (without headline and without source list) must appear.
- Before the story starts the name of the student must appear as a byline.
- In the right hand corner a “slug” (one word name for the story) plus a page number must appear.
- All news stories must contain a detailed source list on a separate sheet attached to the end of the story. Every person, document, book, research project, website, etc, you consulted must be listed here with contact numbers, URLS, etc. Unlike an essay bibliography, it is important to detail even those sources you consulted but who do not appear in the text of the story. (Note: this requirement is a classroom obligation and not one which is used in actual media houses or newsrooms.) See the Rhodes Journalism Style Guide on our website: http://www.ru.ac.za/jms/studentresources
- Must be proof-read; must be spell-checked and must be neat and clean.
- Marks will be deducted for work that does not conform to these requirements.
- Please note: we use SA English and not American English in this school – set the settings and spell checker on your computer to SA and not US English and be aware of using Americanisms.
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