BAC 2207 PROFESSIONAL WRITING .

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2021/2022
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREES OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
APPLIED COMPUTING
BAC 2207: PROFESSIONAL WRITING
FULLTIME/ PART TIME/DISTANCE LEARNING
DATE: DECEMBER, 2021 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: QUESTION ONE IS COMPULSORY, CHOOSE TWO OTHER
QUESTIONS

QUESTION ONE (20 marks) Compulsory
a) Explain two principal components to citing references (4 Marks)
b) Explain the term plagiarism and why it is not condoned in academia. (4 Marks)
c) Highlight the things you need to avoid in discussion in scientific writing (4 Marks)
d) Explain assessment irregularities you must avoid when writing a research paper
(4 Marks)
e) Explain the purpose of discussion in scientific writing (4 Marks)
QUESTION TWO (15 marks)
Literature Review is a key step in an academic writing, a step the researcher has to undertake
once he/she come-up with a project idea
a) Clearly explain what is “literature review” (2 Marks)
b) Name the five Reasons and Benefits of literature review. (10 Marks)
c) Outline the four principal sources of published materials and clearly explain each, and
what is attainable from each of them. (3 Marks)
QESTION THREE (15 marks)
a) Discuss the four stages involved in writing an academic piece of work. (8 Marks)
b) Briefly explain four parts of a proposal (7 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR (15 marks)
a) Define and identify the purpose of writing. (5 Marks)
b) Arrange the following information correctly using the APA style of documentation
(10Marks)
i) A book edited by Jane Kiiru, Wayne Musungu and John Wafula. The book is
entitled Worders of God and it was published by Mwalimu publishers in Nairobi
in the year 2005.
ii) A 3rd edition of a book edited by Elizabeth Andeyo. The book is entitled
Academic Day. It was published by Longhorn Publishers in Nairobi. The year of
publication is 2004.
iii) A book written by Kenya Instituted of Education in 2001 and published by
Government Printers and has the title English Hand Book for Teachers. The town
of publication is Nairobi.
iv) A 10 th edition of a book written by S.J. Hopkins with the title Drugs and
Pharmacology for nurses. It was published by Churchill Livingstone in 1989 at
Melbourne.
v) An article written by Charles Otieno. It appeared in the Sunday Nation. The
month of May 23 rd. The title of the article is Enforce Smoking Ban. It is on page
12. The year it appeared in the newspaper is 2006.

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