What to Include When Calculating Heat Emitted (q)

When calculating the amount of heat emitted (q):

In which of these situations should you add the weight of what is added to the water, to the weight of the water itself?

- 17g stick of boiled metal added to water in a calorimeter.

or

- 2g of NaOH added to water to measure the heat of dissolving.

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