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Phase 1 research questions

You must become an expert on your PAT topic! You must have all the knowledge that will be required to answer/solve the question posed in your Focus Question. To do this, you must ask yourself: What do I need to know to be an expert on this topic? Part of this process is creating a […]

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Phase 1 report outline

You can do a huge amount of work in your PAT Phase 1 report before you even have your Topic: the format of the PAT remains almost 100% consistent from year-to-year! Each year, with very little change, the following pages and headings will be necessary – go ahead and create them (remember to use Styles […]

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PAT Report cover page

In the real world, when reports and tender documents are submitted, they are likely to be one of many! Your cover page may be your one chance to say: “Read ME!” before your hard work is consigned to a pile on a desk. The following full details (NO abbreviations) must be included on your cover […]

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PAT folder structure

You are required to organise your PAT logically and provide evidence of your organisation in your report appendices,

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PAT Focus Question

The Focus Question is the point of truth for your entire PAT. A concise Focus Question will allow you to maintain focus and keep your project on track at all times. If at any time, you are doing something which does not contribute to answering your Focus Questions, you are off-track. The following 2 excerpts […]

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Evaluating research sources for your PAT

Once you have composed the research questions in Phase 1 of your PAT you must find resources that contain information regarding each research question. These sources must be evaluated, the intention is that you ensure that your research is based on “quality” information. You are required to evaluate 3 of your sources – two website […]

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PAT Task Definition

The Task Definition is a written outline of the proposed project. It indicates an understanding of the task at hand, how the project will be carried out, what resources will be required, and how and to who the presentation will be made. The PAT Learner Guide explains: “To show that you understand why you are […]