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    I find that often in my education, that the question is worded in a weird way that's always very confusing, this is especially the case in exams, it looks as if it would make sense, but when reading it you think "WTF?" like my research project for example:

    1. Identify success indicators and limitations; data collection limitations.
    2. Prepare a hypothesis for the proposed research.
    3. Prepare and submit a research project proposal.
    4. Identify and record the key references required for the research project.

    Unless i'm given an example I don't think I will have a clue, I think this has always been the case with education that the questions are just weirdly written and I'm think "What are you talking about?". Is this supposed to part of the challenge in itself to understand the question?
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    (Original post by NullDrone)
    I find that often in my education, that the question is worded in a weird way that's always very confusing, this is especially the case in exams, it looks as if it would make sense, but when reading it you think "WTF?" like my research project for example:

    1. Identify success indicators and limitations; data collection limitations.
    2. Prepare a hypothesis for the proposed research.
    3. Prepare and submit a research project proposal.
    4. Identify and record the key references required for the research project.

    Unless i'm given an example I don't think I will have a clue, I think this has always been the case with education that the questions are just weirdly written and I'm think "What are you talking about?". Is this supposed to part of the challenge in itself to understand the question?
    Just wait until you start your degree? That is nothing to some of the journals and publications you will be faced with!??
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    (Original post by john2054)
    Just wait until you start your degree? That is nothing to some of the journals and publications you will be faced with!??
    Yeah but is there some kind of method that you use to deconstruct the question/objective?
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    (Original post by NullDrone)
    Yeah but is there some kind of method that you use to deconstruct the question/objective?
    Can i ask what is the subject field? and what is the level, degree right?!? or a levels?
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    (Original post by NullDrone)
    I find that often in my education, that the question is worded in a weird way that's always very confusing, this is especially the case in exams, it looks as if it would make sense, but when reading it you think "WTF?" like my research project for example:

    1. Identify success indicators and limitations; data collection limitations.
    2. Prepare a hypothesis for the proposed research.
    3. Prepare and submit a research project proposal.
    4. Identify and record the key references required for the research project.

    Unless i'm given an example I don't think I will have a clue, I think this has always been the case with education that the questions are just weirdly written and I'm think "What are you talking about?". Is this supposed to part of the challenge in itself to understand the question?
    the only part of this i am slightly uncomfortable with is 1, but i can take a good guess, here are the questions in plain english
    1 describe the ways and methods you can use to make the project work, and also what will hinder this. Also describe any problems you may have with collecting the data (problems with the equipment, human error, statistics etc).
    2 Plan and write a plan for the theory and ideas behing the project
    3 plan and submit online a suggestion for a research project, using the work you have prepared so far for it
    4 seek out (using google scholar and the library, also other online journals) the references required for this piece of work. Here is an example reference from a random book: Warner, R. (1994) Recovery from schizophrenia: Psychiatry and political economy (2nd ed.). London: Routledge.

    This is correct Harvard referencing, although there are other systems such as Cambridge (footnotes), and others. It is best checking with your school to see the exact referencing model they want you to work to. And i think that lots of us found the work load, and vocabulary daunting when we first started, but if you stick with it, it sure gets easier!
 
 
 
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