The word count does not include: • Title page • Reference list • Appendices (including reflective learning statement) • Appropriate tables, figures and illustrations • Contents page • Glossary • End material • Declarations page Acknowledgements • Abstract Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2011)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2011 p.123)], including authors’ names and publication dates are INCLUDED in the word count. If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARTA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be regarded as academic misconduct. You are required to integrate ideas in a succinct way (i.e. without unnecessary description and context). This is a necessary skill. Penalties The acceptable length of this dissertation is between 9,000 and 11,000 words. If your work is above this, the following penalty will apply: The final mark is reduced by 10% if the word length is exceeded by more than 10% over 10,000 (i.e. 11,001). For example a mark of 70% would be reduced to 63%. Dissertations shorter than 9,000 words will not attract a specific penalty as it is anticipated their short nature will affect the overall quality anyway. As your work progresses, To build up a collection of materials that used to put together your dissertation. You MUST retain these. Here are some examples of what your working papers may include. Determine the Effectiveness of Technology Adoption in Business Management, a case study of Singapore Island Country Club.