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SECTION 3: QUESTIONS 21 – 30
Questions 21 – 28: Complete the flow-chart below. Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
Questions 29 – 30: Choose TWO letters, A- E. Which TWO things does Kirsten plan to do to prepare her conference paper?
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You will hear two students, Ramil and Kirsten, discussing presenting a paper at an architecture conference.
Ramil: Hi, Kirsten. Have you heard about that Architecture conference in Oxford at the end of the year?
Kirsten:Yeah. I saw the leaflet on the noticeboard. As it’s my final year, I ought to try giving a paper. But I’ve got no idea how to go about it!
Ramil: I think you should go for it. I did one last year. It’s quite straightforward. First of all, you need to see what the conference themes are – you know, what topics they are covering. You can do that by looking it up on the website. You need to submit a paper that falls into one of the categories they give you.
Kirsten: Oh, that may give me some ideas.
Ramil: Then, while you’re doing that, you should also have a look at the information on how to submit your paper – the ‘rules’, if you like, such as the length. It’s important you follow those.
Kirsten: I see. Then I suppose the next stage is to start writing it up. I’d like to use it as an opportunity to propose some future work, but I understand it must be based on current work. Still there’s plenty to choose from. It makes sense to do something that I’m more familiar with.
Ramil: Yes, – and the other thing is, when you’ve written it up, then go back and look at your data carefully and make certain that you’ve presented it in a format that is standard for your subject. Remember people have to absorb information very quickly while they’re listening – don’t make it too complicated.
Kirsten: OK, well, I reckon that’ll take me about a month to get that sorted. Then, the next thing I have to do, I guess, before I send it off to the conference organiser, is give the whole thing to the Events Officer so that he can look through it and see if it all makes sense and is OK.
Ramil: Yeah. Remember to warn him that it’s en route so he can fit it into his schedule! Then you’re done really. All you have to do after that is to go through it and sort out any changes you need to make. Then finally you can submit it. You can do that online.
Kirsten: Phew! Good. Then I just wait to hear I suppose. How long does that take‘?
Ramil: Depends – but usually about six weeks. When you hear, if your paper has been accepted, then, at that stage, it’s worth giving them a list of any technical things you’ll need when you actually give the talk – a screen or video players or that sort of thing.
Kirsten: OK – but that’s a long way off. And I know that, if my paper is accepted, then, at that stage, I have to give them a short text about myself and my academic background, so that they can put it in the brochure. Famous. at last!
Kirsten: Right — well, I’ve got to get a couple of things sorted if I’m going to get this paper completed.
Ramil: Have you got enough data?
Kirsten: Possibly. I’d like to reinforce some of it, though, so I thought I’d send out some more questionnaires. I was looking at that thesis that Angela wrote last year and she said you need a sample of over 100 to be sure of your results.
Ramil: I think some of this year’s postgraduates are doing some of the same stuff as you on buildings. Why don’t you talk to them?
Kirsten: I’ll end up getting confused. It would be more useful for me to actually go out to that site by the rail bridge to see how they’re building the new factory. I managed to get hold of Professor Barnett at London University and he said I should go out and take pictures. I’m pretty busy but I’ll have to make time. Anyway, what about you … (fade) …