If life is what happens to our plans, then dance is what happens to our steps.
ideas sometimes when you wait they come to you.

Preparation for starting with BAPP

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

First Tuesday skype thoughts

AM & PM BAPP chats
Tuesday December 1st we had our first Tuesday Skype chats.

We talked about a number of things and the people who joined in the chats are also posting about points they found interesting and/or helpful.

Here is a Review – like a literature Review (this is an overview of everything = review).

We talked about referencing and bibliography – we said the bibliography on a book we read is often like a pathway. It helps us look up where the authors ideas came from and can also direct you to other printed texts about the subject you are reading about.
Your bibliography is for the same thing. It shows where your ideas have come from – and makes sure you give credit to those people whose ideas have influenced you or your work. It is vital to your work and should be built as you work Not something you add on at the end. Bethany and Peter will post thoughts on this
See comments below for peters blog address

The appendix is different for the bibliography. Ask yourself where else you know that word. If you have a problem with your appendix (appendicitis) you have an operation to have it cut out!!! That means you can survive without an appendix. It is something that could be there or could be missed out. It is not a way to get to say what you want to say but avoid the word count! Jess and Kayleigh will post thoughts on this

 We talked about a Literature Review – how it is a review – an overview of all the aspects of the literature (which is hundreds of books, papers, essays etc…). So you can describe the different ways other people have looked at the subject. It is not about too detailed a report about just one book or paper!!! Lara will post thoughts on this

 We talked about the ethics form. The’ tick box ethics form’ is to show you have thought about all the ethical implications of what you are doing. If you are not sure you can completely explain what you are doing by answering ‘yes’ or ‘no’ use the space for explanation to give a short explanation to answer the question. You can also choose n/a if the question does not seem to apply to your project and again give an explanation of why it is not applicable.

Tip: the bit that asks ‘Have you given consent forms to participants – really means ‘will you’ or ‘have you planned to’. We know you have not started yet so you can’t have done it but you are saying once you start you will have. Dani will post thoughts on this

In the pm skype talk we covered the same types of things as above but we focused particularly on what a proposal should include. We talked about how much detail to include in the proposal. We imagined someone was asking us if they could do something in our house. What would we want to know? Things like
What makes you able to do it and why do you want to do it?
How is it going to affect other people in your house?
What are you going to do and who is going to be involved?
Why are you doing it?
Will you record my house?? Will my bedroom be on facebook!!

The proposal you are making in Module Two is the same kind of thing. You are asking the university if you can do something in the name of being a Middlesex student and the university wants to know the same kind of questions as above. So if someone was going to do something in your house there are some details you would want to know. like when and who with and what and other details that would make you question if you wanted them to do it or not. For instance:

 if they gave you lots of detail on what color socks they would where but just generally said they wanted to do it in the Summer you would be a bit reluctant.

If they said I want to come in the first week of May to look at your old fashioned chimney and I will respect your house by taking my shoes off. You would feel more happy about them coming.

So think about what detail are important to better understand what you are proposing to do and what details sound like you are just waffling on in your own world.!!! Lisa and Jessica will post thoughts on this

December: OK so drafts should be flying in not to get our approval but to give you an opportunity to get feedback and consider your work with the comments of someone outside of yourself.

What do you think?
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