The combined report and poster presentation:
Format of business style report
- The written report shall be an Evaluative Report (see SCU library guides).
- The report is to be written with an Introduction section and then headings and sub-headings.
- The objective of the structure is to achieve the best possible communication with the reader. Use headings to ‘sign-post’ what is coming and to provide a ‘skeleton’ of report contents. Relevant journal articles provide a clue about headings and sub-headings.
- Attach the standard cover-sheet that SCU requires all students to place on the front of all assignments. The title-page is the front page that all authors put on the reports and submissions that they write as professionals. The title-page contains a title, plus your name as author and the submission date.
- The Header must contain your name and your student number. • The Footer must contain the Unit number i.e. ENG93000 and the page number. Page numbering commences after the title-page.
The A3 Poster MUST ONLY contain bullet points or summary text and illustrative diagrams, charts, tables or photographs to maximize communication effectiveness. The poster must focus on key findings, issues, facts and key points of your conclusion and recommendations.
- The Poster must contain a title page with the title of your paper, your name and student ID, and date of submission. Preferably at the back of the poster using 2sided printing.
- Introduce your case study in summary format including an illustrative photograph or representation.
- Use tag words and illustrations to take the audience through all the parts of your report. Insert relevant photos, tables, graphs, and charts.
- Presentation (face-to-face or recorded to be confirmed)
- Remember the presentation is not a repeat of the content of the written report but is a spoken reinforcement of what you have on your Poster.
- The presentation is to bring focus on key aspects of your Poster and report and should be designed to influence the listener to accept your conclusions/recommendations.
Collaboration posts via the discussion board:
As part of this assignment, you are encouraged to collaborate about your case study with other students through the Case Study Forum. The objective is for you to help each other with sources of information and understand the application of the Unit Theory to real projects.
Each post should be substantial (at least several sentences or a paragraph – a single sentence is insufficient). It should contain meaningful and relevant information that would potentially be of real assistance to the other participants. Alternatively, the posts could be reflective or probing of another post in such a way that it adds value to a previous post via additional relevant information or a new interpretation.
- Posts can share sources of information including official reports, inquiries and examinations into the original disaster.
- Posts can also share useful peer reviewed articles about asset management including “Sustainability Plan or Strategy” and their implementation.,
- Participants can seek to recruit like participants by providing information to attract about a particular case study to attract other participants.
- Another way in which participants can earn marks is to begin the discussion thread.
- Yet another valuable contribution is in the form of an intelligent question. Please be aware that a single sentence question is insufficient. There must be several sentences to frame the context of the question.
- Time will be devoted to making posts in the discussion board at our EMAS classes, so if you aren’t sure how to do it, simply come to an EMAS class.