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Produce a fantastic final project with our tools and tips.
What are the UOC's participatory final projects and what do they involve?
1. Get ready
What is a master's/bachelor's degree final project? What is the format? Where can you find help when you are working on your final project?
Ascertain your need, select the appropriate sources, carry out the search and evaluate the results.
If you are about to embark upon your final project, a good starting point might be to cast your eye over the bachelor's and master's degree final projects that teaching staff from the UOC's different faculties have honoured for their quality.
A book published by Editorial UOC on how to prepare a master's degree final project based on a practical approach, with examples and solutions.
Indispensable guide to successfully writing a master's or bachelor's degree final project.
What is intellectual property? What is copyright?
A practical guide to clear up any doubts you might have when it comes to writing formal texts. It provides guidelines on how to summarize, study, prepare and present assignments, among other things
Advice from the UOC Language Service on ways to communicate effectively.
It is obligatory to cite sources correctly in a project, plus it is an indicator of the quality of your work. It also means you are using the information you have found ethically, respecting the copyright and avoiding plagiarism.
Practical resources you can use when preparing your work and to help you avoid plagiarism.
Here is a practical introduction to the key elements of designing a research project.
Extremely useful guide to preparing master's or bachelor's degree final projects with a gender perspective.
More and more students are choosing to write their final projects in English. If you'd like to join them, this guide can provide help on how to improve your writing style, organize your work and cite your sources correctly. It's been produced by the Vives Network's Language Quality working group, and the UOC's Language Service has played an active part in putting it together.
3. Presentation and defence
Prepare your oral presentation using the simple guidelines in these three short videos: preparing the presentation, oral presentation and defending the project to the panel.
Susan Frekko, a specialist in giving oral presentations, gives you tips on how to make an effective oral presentation in English.
Tips on how to prepare a formal academic document and project presentation so they effectively support your oral presentation.
Learn the techniques and tools of public speaking applied to oral presentations of degree final projects.
How to build trust, be heard and communicate with confidence.
Want to learn techniques to improve your communication skills? This book offers guidelines, tips and examples on public speaking.
Resources for finding and reusing free images to illustrate your work.
Another book from the Harvard Business Review Press collection, designed to help you improve your presentations. It includes pointers for preparing your message well, rehearsing effectively, engaging your audience, and managing question and answer sessions.
What is open access? What are the benefits? Open access publishing strategies, the legal framework and much, much more.
Guide explaining how to submit your final project to the O2, the UOC's institutional repository.
Does your work contain sensitive data or confidential information? Do you want to allow your work to be used for commercial purposes? Do you want further work to be based on your project?
For making concept maps
Get your ideas in order, tie concepts together and build visual representations.
This tool for creating and sharing maps allows you to add your own links and documents and invite others to edit your project. With the free version you can create up to three maps. It requires registration and has a web version and an app for iOS and Android.
This is a free and highly intuitive tool for creating mind maps and to-do lists. It lets you link external websites and add images from a URL. When you're finished, you can export your work in the most common formats. Registration is required.
This tool lets you create concept maps automatically as you type, separating concepts onto different levels when you hit the tab key. The tool graphically structures the information for you. It doesn't require registration and gives you the option to download your work.
You can use this tool on a PC or mobile device, simply sign in first. With it you can collaboratively create concept maps and flowcharts (up to 10 using the free version). It offers loads of templates for iOS and Android.
For creating infographics and presentations
Visually display information to understand it better or present it as a diagram, bar chart, comparison chart, organizational chart or map.
This tool lets you turn real data into highly visual displays. There are dozens of templates, from circular bar charts to maps. You can also add your own images and videos. With the free version you can share your project and view it online, but you can't download it. Registration is required.
This tool offers a catalogue of ready-made templates that you can modify as you see fit. You can also add content. The free version has some limitations when it comes to downloading your work.
This tool allows you to create infographics from scratch. It comes with a wide selection of pre-designed templates and is great for building Creately flowcharts, Venn diagrams, storyboards, network diagrams, organizational charts and site maps. Registration is required.
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Find articles, books, journals, and other quality content to enrich your activities and final project.
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Tips and resources to successfully complete your activities and final tests.
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