Coursework remains to be an important assignment in many subjects. College coursework commonly takes the type of an extended paper or project. Its aims vary depending on the subject, yet there’s generally an accentuation on the students leading autonomous research on a topic they have chosen on their own. Consequently coursework frequently has a lot to do with investigations; it might, in this way, be a good start for learning to investigate, analyze and research a topic of your own. Usually, a student can work on a coursework while at home, however it’s occasionally completed under controlled conditions during sessions at school.
Talking about difference in coursework forms between subjects, here are some examples:
- English coursework commonly should take a form of an extended essay on a topic of student’s choice.
- Usually a list of topics or texts is given by a teacher, so the student may pick one and compare between one and another set next in his/her essay.
- Geography coursework commonly focuses on gathering data, reporting and interpretation aimed to answer a particular question related to the subject.
- Coursework on one of the science subjects most often looks like an experiment or project a student conducts by himself.
The Main Rules
Before you begin working on your coursework, it is vital to have a clear understanding of the main rules and principles. Neglecting and not following these rules, coincidentally or not, might lead to your coursework (or potentially even your whole qualification) being excluded, so this is a actual matter.
First and most important rule is no plagiarism. So far it is particularly dangerous since these days there is already tones of information available on the internet. That is why it is essential each time to make sure that everything is written in your own words and no plagiarism can be detected. Sometimes it is required to have an official proof that the given work is original. If a student is known to have issues with plagiarism, it may affect his/her chances of enrolling university.
The best help you can get is from your teacher. They can often provide you with their guidance since they know what examiners are expecting to see. However usually they can give some hits or advice only after seeing the first rough draft.
Make sure you choose the right topic for your coursework since this is a serious work. Most likely if there is an exam on a topic you have already chosen, you will have to pick another one.
Do not forget to check the word count and make sure you stick to it and to the word count. Double check with your teacher whether footnotes, appendices and bibliographies are or are not included to the word count.
Pay attention to the deadline. In order to submit your work in time and still have time for corrections, present your paper to the teacher beforehand. Remember if you submit it in smaller parts through the whole course, only minor corrections may be needed.