Written Enactment Guidelines
Module: Audio 501
Meekness Coercionmat: dense portrayation, Declineitin
Summative: Yes
Weighting: 23% (of module Audio 501)
Meekness Mode: WA
Introduction
This muniment is purposed to afford Audio Engineering scholars in their chief year counsel on
despatches and referting the Written Enactment and is grounded on guidelines firm dpossess by
Middlesex University. Delight learn this muniment careeasily in restitution with the ‘SAE
Institute UK Coercionmatting & Associateencing Guidelines’. Aid, delight familioriginate yourself with
the SAE Academic Honesty Policy advantageous from saeuk.com.
Overview
The Written Enactment, parallel with System Exam 1 and 2 of module Audio 501, is the
culmination of the hypothetical appearance of the chief year of the Audio Engineering plan.
The enactment perfectows scholars to likeness their coerciuniformly in coercionmulating, eliminationing and
presenting an academic brochure. Considering that perfect Higher Education plans require
students to elimination counsel on their possess, the Written Enactment should be seen as
an convenience to compel trial with academic despatches in a bearing topic-matter-matter area. Delight
note that the contentd of this enactment should be extra-curricular, i.e. it must be kindred to
the arena of Audio Engineering, associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding should associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable be grounded on symbolical that has been collected
during lectures.
The Written Enactment is coercion-this-reason easily up to you, the scholar. Lecturers may provide
counsel on regular appearances of the enactment (specially concerning springs of counsel
and topic-matter-matters that procure be dressed in the plan), associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding you should induce the bulk of
the labor on your possess, beyond of natural nursery hours. Questions concerning the extracture
and species of the enactment should perfect be dressed in this muniment and the associateencing
guidelines. Delight secure that you learn twain carefully. If aid counsel is required during
your enactment, delight reach bounteous to touch your lecturer / Head Lecturer.
Topics
Your topic-matter-matter must be kindred to the arena of Audio Engineering or the Recording assiduity.
Students can alienate from the subjoined inventory of topic-matter-matters:
1. Techniques coercion the Recording / Mixing of a Chosen Instrument
2. Case Con-over of an Engineer / Producer / Label
3. Historical Overview of a Silenceal Movement
4. Analysis of the Acoustics of a Affordn Studio / Venue
5. Denseware vs. Software Instruments
6. The Internet as a Delivery Medium coercion Audio
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7. A Current Legal Issue Affecting the Silence Assiduity
8. A Current Application of Multi-Channel Audio
9. Alternative Rectifyions of Investigate
10. Analysis of the techniques rectifyiond on a feature recording /
album / genre
Students desire to bring-forward their possess topic-matter-matter should associate to the scheme individuality at the end
of this muniment.
Promise Estimate
The promise estimate coercion this enactment is 3,500 promises ±10% (i.e. no near than 3150, no more
than 3850). Footnotes, Appendixes, Abstracts, Bibliography, Acknowledgement and
Preface as polite as plain repeats do associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable estimate towards the sum promise estimate. The promise estimate
must be presented on the distinction page of your meekness.
Assessment Criteria
The definite circumlocution procure be associateableiceable quenched of three categories with the subjoined weighting scheme:
Pleased (40%)
• Associates to the legitimate factual, or otherwise, elimination counsel contained in your
essay.
• Evidence of a powerful conception of the topic-matter-matter cogitation a considerable and/or,
where alienate, spiritual topication.
Implementation (50%)
• Associates to how the circumlocution has been presented including its regularity to the above
guidelines, e.g. supply to the 3500- promise expression.
• Associates to how this counsel has been rectifyiond to endowation your topication, i.e.
the coerciuniformly to arrange, extracture and analyse your springs culminating in bearing
and stimulating quittances.
• Evidence of alienate springs, e.g. silence and/or customary symbolical.
• Rectifyion of vernacular and expressions, respectful and compatible rectifyion of bibliographic
and discographic associateences
• Associates to the description of your despatches phraseology.
Presentation (10%)
• Associates to how the circumlocution has been presented including its layout.
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Meekness Criteria
• A suitably coercionmatted and frisk circumlocution in ductility with the systematic coercionmatting
guidelines;
• In restoration, an electronic accompute of your circumlocution must be uploaded to declineitin.com.
Methodology
Students are advised to capture the subjoined steps into motive whilst laboring on their
assignment:
• Preliminary elimination;
• Scope definition;
• Extracture planning;
• Elimination;
• Despatches;
• Proofreading;
• Layout.
Preliminary Elimination
During this step scholars should perceive springs of counsel abquenched their chosen topic-matter-matter
and assess their germinative description. Empirical projects susceptibility envelop acceptance of
interviews or hiring quenched equipment.
Scope Definition
Students are required to run what procure be entangled/embracing in their circumlocution and on
what unfair sub-topics to vile their topic on. Remember that a specific circumlocution
on a smaller topic-matter-matter is usually rectify than an overview of a larger topic-matter-matter and that you
insufficiency to come focused throughquenched the circumlocution.
Example:
“Recording, Mixing and Production techniques applied in Pink Floyd’s Albums” is a
subject-matter as-well-mannered wide coercion this enactment.
“Recording techniques applied in the album Dark Side of the Moon” would be more
suitable.
Texture Planning
Your ocean gatherion should be topicatively disconnected into macro individualitys (normally 3-5
chapters). You should delineate disordered quenchedlines of your extract at this step.
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Research
Types of elimination:
Empirical Elimination
In which you induce your possess experiments in command to relieve odd instruction to
the topic-matter-matter (i.e. “Microphundivided Techniques coercion the Recording of a Cello”). Such labors
should be accompanied with coercionmer samples/interviews/case studies.
Overview Elimination
In which you gather counsel from abundant springs and pacify the acquired
counsel into a focused circumlocution.
It may be compulsory to expand an overview of the topic-matter-matter area in command to enumerate what
issues are bearing. The subjoined techniques may be accelerationful:
• Continually restrain the learning symbolical computeer your coercionmer quenchedline coercion the enactment
so you do associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable entangle symbolical that is irrelevant;
• Secure that perfect springs you rectifyion (whether they are books, labor sites, audio CD’s controleseeing.)
are careeasily associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributableed – you may insufficiency to go tail to them at some after step and procure
insufficiency them coercion associateencing. Perfect springs rectifyiond in your circumlocution must be suitably
referenced;
• Secure that perfect springs you repeat are associateable spurious. The Internet and associated
technologies are a costly spring of facts, associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding some counsel may be
unsubstantiated and should be rectifyiond with care;
• You are advised to conceal a ‘Elimination Associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributableebook’ in which you transcribe dpossess any fancys and
intimation perfect springs that you contemplate at.
The subjoined should associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable be entangled in your labor:
• Any symbolical that has already been collected during lectures (e.g. the extracture of a
condenser microphone);
• Uncompulsory unmixed counsel – postulate that the learner discerns the basics
of your elimination e.g. do associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable entangle any silence system extract if your circumlocution is an analysis
of a silenceal lot. However, if you reach the counsel is considerable you may entangle it
in the ocean extract or rectify, in footnotes;
• Any feature opinions that are associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable endowationed by elimination-grounded symbolical (e.g. “Nirvana
– the best bond ever” or “Marshperfect amplifiers investigate rectify than Fender undivideds”). Try to
reocean as flegitimate as practicable with the exclusion of the quittance where you can
present your opinions in an academic fashion.
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Sources
Books
Gain infallible you easily discern what counsel is advantageous to you. Bearing books are a
good starting sharp-end, associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding counsel may be expressioned, quenched of continuance and/or associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable in melody with
current thinking. Rectifyion the bibliographies in books to strip other springs of counsel.
Note that books should portray the bulk of springs consulted during your elimination,
past they are frequently identified by universities, libraries and publishers. Elimination at this
level of con-over is restraintecasted to envelop a stint of five books.
Intimation learning can be obtained from admittance to acceleration coercion fraternity at libraries, e.g.
The Barbican Library or The British Library. In restoration, your national library susceptibility as-well-mannered hold
costly media of your topic-matter-matter as polite as the SAE library loving to audio, film and
multimedia.
The Internet
Using the Internet as the individual spring coercion elimination is associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable expedient past abundant sites are
created by fervent, associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable necessarily educated fabricators. Be timid of laborsites
where anyundivided can edit counsel (“Wikipedia”) and other generally-knfeel servers, suffixes
including Yahoo or AOL. Try to rectifyion sites with academic institutional tailground barely, i.e.
labor suffixes such as .ac (‘academic’) and .edu (‘education’). Springs with ample credentials
of the fabricator should be utilised barely. Of mode, online catechism from case archives
(e.g. www.soundonsound.com) are as-well-mannered considered available associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding should be associateence with
volume/issue mass controleseeing. and associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable with their internet harangue.
Labor Pursuit Engines
The differences betwixt pursuit engines originate from the algorithm rectifyiond coercion indexing,
their hideage (enumerate and geography of sites crooked), abundance of indexing the
world (‘up-to-date’) and satisfaction of rectifyion. The subjoined likenesss a inventory of independent
engines.
• Google;
• Bing;
• Yahoo.
SAE Institute UK scholars as-well-mannered possess adit to the ACM Digital Library whilst on
campus: http://dl.acm.org/
What is a metapursuit engine
A meta-searcher is a program that integralures on sundry pursuit engines. Instead of integralureing
Lycos, AltaVista, Infoseek and Excite in decline, and sustentation each with the keypromise you
can cperfect a meta-searcher and afford your keypromise uniformly. The meta-searcher sends quenched
the keypromise to perfect these polite-knpossess pursuit engines. The hindrance is that it barely
gets the chief ten URLs from each pursuit engine. Thus the utmost enumerate of
(different) URLs you can restraintecast is typically filthy times ten, i.e. coercionty URLs.
Undivided unfoldment of a metapursuit is MetaCrawler.
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Despatches Circumlocutions
Build the circumlocution fragmentarily, starting with disordered drafts precedently pliant the artistic lot.
Secure simultaneousness and extract progress – there should be a topicative connect betwixt perfect individualitys,
paragraphs, sentences and promises. Promote rectify article elongation – a uncompounded sentence
article is usually to short; a whole-page article is usually as-well-mannered crave. When despatches
the academic brochure, you must gain alienate rectifyion of the English vernacular and avoid
informal promises or phrases of contingent contemptibleestablish vernacular (‘colloquialism’). The
subjoined provides some counsel on contemptible errors made by scholars:
• Avoid the overcorrection of the chief idiosyncratic quaint or plural (“I” or “we”);
• Gain the rectify rectifyion of possessive pronouns, coercion unfoldment:
• it’s = shortness of it is (referable attributable attributable to be rectifyiond);
• its = ‘something connected to it’ e.g. its destiny
• they’re = shortness of they are (referable attributable attributable to be rectifyiond)
• their = ‘something connected to them’;
• Never agree the verbs “to be” and “to possess”:
• ‘you are’ must be rectifyiond and associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable ‘you’re’;
• ‘you possess’ must be rectifyiond and associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable ‘you’ve’;
• Never limit disclaiming verbs (don’t, won’t, wouldn’t, isn’t, controleseeing.) i.e. regularly transcribe
dpossess the ample coercionm, e.g. do associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable, procure associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable, would associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable;
• The subjoined contemptible shortnesss in extracts may be utilised:
• e.g. = ‘coercion unfoldment’ or ‘coercion instance’;
• i.e. = ‘that is to say’ or ‘in other promises’;
• Never rectifyion ‘e.g.’ or ‘i.e.’ at the source of a sentence;
• NB Some odd British phraseology guides hint “eg,” and “ie,” – this coercionmat is acceptable
coercion this enactment.
• More counsel on rectify rectifyion of vernacular can be endow in the ‘SAE Institute UK
Formatting & Associateencing Guidelines’.
Proofreading
Perfect circumlocutions should be restrained powereasily coercion spelling, positive and punctuation
mistakes. Proofreaders may as-well-mannered relieve to augment the phraseology and progress of your extract.
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Circumlocution Extracture
An considerable appearance of despatches is the extracture utilised to acceleration in organizing your fancys and
conception your topication. Circumlocutions are usually disconnected into the subjoined individualitys.
1. Distinction Page
• Indicate of the Institution (e.g. SAE Institute London);
• Ample distinction of the labor;
• Scholar details, such as:
• Indicate;
• Scholar no.;
• Mode mode;
• Qualification coercion which the labor is being referted;
• Continuance of meekness;
• Promise estimate (references, bibliography and appendices).
2. Avowal Page
The avowal page contains a announcement of fabricatorship. Scholars must associate to the
muniment ‘SAE Institute UK Coercionmatting & Associateencing Guidelines’ coercion aid
information.
3. Abstract
4. Table of Contentds
5. Introduction
State the topic-matter-matter of the circumlocution and quenchedline its kindred to the arena of audio
engineering. Explain how you are going to extracture the enactment and tender a
practicable quittance / concrete.
6. Ocean gatherion
a) Introduce and expand the ocean fancys of your circumlocution using individualitys/chapters.
b) Endowation each fancy with unfoldments and illustrations delineaten from books, catechism and
other springs you possess rectifyiond. Practical or legitimate activity unfoldments may be necessary among
regular topic-matter-matters.
c) Secure simultaneousness – as you expand your circumlocution gain it absolved how your topics
in undivided establish detail to others you possess made or procure gain.
d) Try to entangle your possess fancys by cogitation, endowationing and considerablely analysing
secondary extract rectifyiond in your topication.
e) Do associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable entangle a header labelled ‘Ocean Gatherion’
7. Quittance
a) Summoriginate the topics you possess deposit coercionward
b) Reach a quittance grounded on the elimination you possess presented and coercionmulate an
opinion abquenched your perceiveings and results
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8. Appendices
Appendices are individualitys endow at the tail of your circumlocution, containing counsel that
is restorational, associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable leading, to the ocean topic. Coercion unfoldment, you could entangle
elucidation counsel, diagrams sheets, a CD containing audio unfoldments or
interviews that you possess induceed.
9. Bibliography/Discography
Inventory perfect springs consulted coercion your elimination and character them in alphabetical command.
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Written Enactment Scheme
Students are restraintecasted to refer a written scheme concerning their topic-matter-matter should they
alienate to transcribe abquenched a topic-matter-matter divergent than the undivideds hinted. A two-page scheme
should be referted to the written enactment manager and should hide the subjoined
information:
Scholar Details
Name, scholar enumerate, mode mode, email harangue and lecturer’s indicate.
Tentative Distinction
Suggested distinction coercion your circumlocution.
Topic, Presentation and Concretes
Subject-matter area to be eliminationed and the presentation and concretes of the bring-forwardd elimination.
Scope
State what procure be entangled and what procure be embracing from topic.
Rationale and Kindred
Why did you alienate the feature topic-matter-matter and how is it bearing to the recoding/music
industry
Methodology
How do you hint to go abquenched eliminationing the topic-matter-matter State your methodology and
some of your bring-forwardd elimination springs (this instrument that a regular total of
preliminary elimination must be dundivided precedently referting the scheme associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributablewithstanding does associateable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable attributable insufficiency
to be decisive at this sharp-end).
Projected Extracture
Describe the extracture of your labor in the coercionm of ocean headings (among the ocean
body).
Sample Bibliography
3-5 springs of bibliography (delight rectifyion rectify bibliography coercionmatting).
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