How to get the most out of SOC(X)325
SOC325 has a simple and easy to follow structure. It is based on the idea of learning in three ways: reading about, listening to and discussing/writing about key ideas, topics and concepts. Every week follows this pattern with a clear focus on a key question.
- READING: The reading(s) provide you with essential information around the key question. If possible, do the readings before you come to the lectures. Take notes, underline important sentences or write a summary in your own words. Work with the text.
- LISTENING: Every lecture identifies and addresses a key question in relation to work and employment.
- WRITING / DISCUSSION: Once you have done the reading(s) and listened to the lecture, it is time to discuss with other students (online or in the on campus tutorials) how to write an answer to the key question. Finally, in the writing tasks you articulate in your own words how the key question can be answered using the course material.
The assessments in SOC(X)325 build on linking these three components of the course. Following those three steps will enable you to do well in SOC(X)325 and not much extra work is needed.
How to submit the assignments
The small sociological analysis has to be submitted via the turnitin link on iLearn by 11.59pm on the due date. You can submit your assignment only ONCE! Please do not panic if you (for whatever reason) submit your assignment a few minutes late. We will not deduct marks for that. Your grades will be made available on gradebook on iLearn too, but remain subject to change until the end of the course and depend on your overall performance in the course.
How to deal with difficulties
The first rule is let your tutor know asap. The sooner we know, the sooner we can help. In particular there is little we can do to help you once the due date of assignments has passed.
The second rule is, please bring your questions to the tutorials /discussion boards and ask your tutor before you individually emailing us. Often others have the same questions about referencing or contents related questions. Generally, the advice is to ask as early as possible and not avoid asking.
For issue affecting your performance, but which are unrelated to the course contents and prevent your from participating in tutorials or from submitting assignments or from completing the unit, please let us know and visit www.ask.mq.edu.au where you can submit the appropriate application including the required documentation. This is essential to grant you extensions in particular beyond the enf of semester if required.