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Rules for essay writing

The essay should be written in English and be NO MORE than 1500 words long, excluding references. You must provide a word count on the entry form.

It should be word-processed preferably using Microsoft Word, using double line spacing, with each page numbered, and with the essay title on the top of each page. The essay should NOT be printed double-sided, so there should be typing on just one side of each page.

Do not include any pictures or other illustrations.

The pupilís name and the name of the school should NOT be on the essay cover page or anywhere in the essay. This means that the essays can be judged anonymously. Of course, the pupilís name and the name of the school should be provided on the entry form.

References - books, articles or online sources that are cited should be listed at the end of the essay. Mark the place in the text by a superscript number that refers to the reference list. For example, In the text....Rosalind Franklinís work was very important10.... In the reference list, in numerical order...

    10. Bloggs J. (2001) Famous Female Scientists. London: UCL Press

Quotations should also be acknowledged in the references.

The essay should be an original piece of work. It should be written in the pupilís own words and not copied from any books, articles, or from the internet.

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