Guidelines for the Cariology Project


"Learning without thinking is labour lost; thinking without learning is dangerous" -- Chinese Proverb

Enhancing Your Project Work and Learning Experience

In order to get the best out of your learning experience and also to enable your fellow students to acquire the basics of this broad Cariology course, it is important that the following guidelines be adhered to:

1. Use scientific and academic resources. These can be scientific and academic journals, books, websites, lectures, videos or similar resources which are based on science or good evidence. You may also use the power point presentations from your senior classmates as additional resource material.

2. When writing, use your own words after critically appraising material you have read. Do not simply cut and paste written material. It is alright to cut and paste diagrams, tables and photos as long as they are properly referenced. You can quote an author but you need to reference the source.

3. Use the American Psychology Association style for in-text citing and referencing at the end of the Wiki document. Please go to the following website for full information on this style of referencing: http://library.osu.edu/sites/guides/apagd.php#eresourceone
For in-text referencing from a book add the page number: e.g. (Hsu, 2001, p. 31) and for in-text referencing of an article use the author or authors last name and the year of publication e.g. (Hsu, Nair and Loh, 2005). Please see the below attached research article (in the attachment section of this page) as an example of this referencing system.

4. Be creative! You have the freedom to link or embed you content or text to photos, diagrams, lectures, power points or videos. You can also create your own video or songs! This will enable your group to communicate your content more effectively in order for others to learn and benefit from your efforts.

5. Work as a team and use the gifts and talents of each member of your group. Some of you are gifted in writing, some in the use of information technology, and some in editing. Use your gifts and talents to make a contribution to your own group's project as well as to other groups.

6. Bring your laptop computers to class.

7. Use your time wisely!

8. Ask for guidance from your Group Mentor.