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Text organisation

The text should be organised in accordance with the Contents.The titles in the table of contents and in the text are to be the same. Titles hierarchy should be used to show the subordinance of the parts to the whole. For example, the Title of the project (on the front page) is made in font 16 (bold), titles of the chapters (in the main text) - in font 14(bold), titles of the subunits (in the main text) - font 12-13(bold). In the table of contents the font for units and subunits can be the same.

The word “chapter” can be written or omitted. So, the chapter name can look either like:

Chapter 2. Labour Motivation at Company X; or like:

2. Labour Motivation at Company X.

Be sure that each structural part starts from a new page. Subunits (paragraphs) can go in continuation one after another on the same page.

3.3. Tables, graphs, schemes, drawings

A coursework may include statistical tables, different drawings and logical schemes. If the illustrative material is too extensive, it is better to locate at least some part of it in the Appendices. Only the most important and persuasive illustrations should be kept in the text main body.

Wherever the illustration is located, it should be titled, enumerated, and referenced (source of information should be given).

For example: “Table 1.Unemployment in Russia in 2000-2006 (in thous.)”; “Fig.3. Labour demand by an individual firm”.

Table name should be given above the table; figure name is generally given below the drawing.

A table or a graph should be located as closely as possible to its first mention in the text. Relate the illustration to the text by referring to it by figure number, e.g.: “As can be seen in table 1, unemployment in Russia decreased since 2000”.

An illustration should never precede its first text mention. Neither can it be located in the very end of a unit (subunit) with no text afterwards. Any illustration requires: an introduction which explains its necessity; comments which explain what it is about; a conclusion.


3.4. Typing requirements:

* A4 paper size;

* font Times New Roman, size 12;

* interval 1,5 between the lines;

* margins: 1,5 cm top and right, 2,5 cm bottom and left;

* foot page numbers (centre or right);

* the Title page is No1 (page number is not printed), the Contents page is No2 (page number is printed), etc.


3.5. Coursework format

The coursework should be prepared in the form of a brochure accompanied by the electronic version of it. Both paper document and disk are handed to the supervisor.


Oral defence is an essential part of the coursework. It consists of a presentation and answers to the questions.

A presentation should be no longer than 10 minutes. It can be accompanied by the visuals and/or handouts. The presentation aims to acquaint with the central problem of the coursework and with the results of the research. A student should demonstrate his understanding of the theoretical background to the topic, his/her analitical abilities, as well as the presentation skills.

After the presentation the student has to answer some questions on the topic.

Afterwards the supervisor makes his comments and assesses the presentation and the coursework as a whole.

Oral defence takes place at the date appointed by the supervisor. Other students are allowed to attend the defence (at their choice).

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