Coursework Assignment Brief Semester: Module Code: Module Title: Programme Level: Awarding Body: Module Leader Format: Presentation: Any special requirements: Word Limit: Deadline date for submission: Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment Autumn 2014 POG 212 International Energy Policy BSc (Honours) Level 5 University of Plymouth Dr Kenneth Aidelojie Essay No All work should be submitted on the Student Portal along with an acceptable Turnitin Report. 2,000 words (with 10% plus or minus leeway) 30th November 2014 Critically analyse the factors affecting the content of international agreements for the oil and gas industry Critically examine the framework of the energy ...view middle of the document...
Also, as this is an academic paper, you should draw on contemporary literature to support your paper. Remember that this individual report accounts for 50% of your module assessment. Hence, bad performance will have a big impact on this module. An executive summary is not necessary in a report of this size.
Your report should include references to appropriate process technology and e-business literature (textbooks, journals and websites). Care should be taken when consulting websites as they are not all equally authoritative (for example Wikipedia is not peer-reviewed; therefore is not considered an academic reference website). A minimum of 5 different academic references must be cited, but a well-researched report is likely to cite many more.
You are advised to keep a backup copy of the report until you receive your grade and regularly back-up your work in the cloud (OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox and GoogleDrive are good examples). A disk crash is not an acceptable reason for late submission. Below is an indicative structure for your essay:
Title Page Assignment title, module code, full name and student code, as well as submission date. Introduction This should show that you have fully understood the brief and that you are going to cover everything required. Findings and Analysis This is the substance of your report. The structure will vary depending on the material being presented. Headings and sub-headings should be used to indicate clearly the different sections. The following headings may help to add structure: situation; problem; solution; evaluation. It is not sufficient simply to describe a situation. Analysis and a critical approach are essential. The required analytical framework should be premised on identifying and using different Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats associated with either the exploration of unconventional oil and gas or the use of any renewable energy resource on the chosen country’s energy policy. Charts, diagrams and tables can be used to reinforce your arguments, although it may be better to include the more complex ones as an appendix.
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Conclusions These draw out the implications of your findings. Deductions are based on the facts described in the findings and analysis. Remember not to include any new material here.
Reference List / Bibliography The terms reference list and bibliography are sometimes used interchangeably, but here we define the terms as: Bibliography - a list of consulted readings, for example a list of textbook sources, that you have studied while composing your essay, but not specifically cited in the text Reference list - a list of cited sources.
Appendices Detailed documentation of points made in the findings. Examples include: technical data, questionnaires, letters sent, tables, charts or leaflets. An appendix contains supplementary information that you consider to be too long, complicated or not quite relevant to include in the main...