On the designated “Soft Submission” due date, students are expected to bring hard copies of completed assignments to their tutorial session. These assignments will be peer-reviewed and annotated for specific language features.
On the “Formal” submission due date, students are expected to submit their revised electronic version of the assignment to the iLearn “Turnitin” site.
Note: Students are required to review their “Originality Report” and ensure that their assignment demonstrates adequate originality. Generally a score of 8% or below is acceptable; however, assignments may not be accepted due to the concentration of highlighted text (i.e., if you have long stretches of text demonstrating similarity, it needs to be rewritten and resubmitted). A “Guide to Originality” is available on iLearn under the “Preparing your Assignments” section.
If students repeatedly submit inadequately original work, they will be subject to resubmission penalties and/or possible referral to the Academic Integrity Committee for review.
Students are able to override and resubmit their assignments; however, the system will not immediately produce the similarity score and thus, students are responsible for checking back and ensuring the score is within the acceptable range before the Formal Submission due date/time.
Presentation of assignments:
Add a footer to each page of the assignment, with page numbering, student name and student number, and the unit code in the footer, for example:
Christine Ma, 40112333, ACBE100
All assignments should be word-processed and double-spaced, using professional font and layout. Turnitin will confirm receipt of the assignment with submission time and date.
Please keep a copy of your Digital Receipt and the original document for all assignments in case of misadventure.
Extensions are granted only on grounds of illness or misadventure, and appropriate supporting documentation must be submitted. You may apply for an extension to the due date for an assignment by placing a request for special consideration (http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/special_consideration/policy.html) with AskMQ (https://ask.mq.edu.au).
Assessment tasks that are submitted after the due date (without an extension) will attract a penalty of 5% for each day it is overdue (i.e. -5% for 1 day late; -10% for 2 days late; -15% for 3 days late). Note: Weekend days and public holidays are included in this calculation. Work submitted more than 6 days after the “Formal” due date (or, the date in which assignments are returned to students) will not be accepted.
Return of Marked Assignments
Students’ marked assignments will, in general, be returned to them within 1-2 weeks of submission. Please note that assignments cannot be accepted after the return of marked materials.