There are three components of assessment for PSY348: one mid-session test covering the lectures and practicals held in the first half of the session and one test at the end of session covering the material taught in the second half of the session. These tests will include both multiple choice and short answer questions and each is worth 30%.
The third component to the assessment will be EITHER a 1,500 word essay on a topic related to some aspect of changing behaviour OR a 1,500 word report based upon a self-control programme that the student will have conducted during the session. Details of both the essay topic and the self-control project will be provided in a separate document. This assessment task is to be submitted via iLearn on the Turnitin link by 8th May 2017 and is worth 40%.
Overall grades for the unit will be determined by adding together marks for the two tests and the essay/report. See the university policy on grading for more information.
Late submission of the report /essay will attract a penalty of 5% of the maximum mark for every day late (including weekend days). In other words, the assignment is worth 40%, so a penalty of 5% x 40 = 2 marks will be applied. 2 marks are subtracted from whatever the student received for the report for each day late. No work can be accepted after marked project reports are handed back to students.
Disruption to Studies
Students who need to apply for special consideration should submit a Disruption to Studies Notification through ask.mq.edu.au
If the request is for an extension of time to submit the written assignment task you will be advised of the outcome of your request by email from the Faculty of Human Sciences Student Centre, and advised of the new time if it has been granted.
If the request is to sit a Supplementary Examination for the mid-session test, and it is granted, you will be advised by email from the Faculty of Human Sciences Student Centre acknowledging the serious and unavoidable disruption that you experienced, as a result of which the supplementary examination will be scheduled on the 9th May 2017 at 3pm in a room to be advised. The time and date, deadline or format of any required extra assessable work as a result of a Disruption to Studies Notification is not negotiable. Please note further that the format of the supplementary exam is at each unit chair's discretion and is subject to change from the original examination.
Please note that since the disruption has been determined to be serious and unavoidable, you may no longer withdraw the Disruption to Studies Notification and must submit yourself to partake in the assessment activities organised by the Unit Convenor.
You will receive an email with more information prior to this date. If you do not hear from us 3 working days before the test, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that there will only be one supplementary test. You must make arrangements to attend this test.
If the request is to sit a Supplementary Examination is for for the Final Test and it is approved you will receive the following email:
"Please be advised that in acknowledgement of the serious and unavoidable disruption that you experienced which prevented you from sitting the final exam, you have been granted a Supplementary Final Examination for PSY 348. Please note that since the disruption has been determined to be serious and unavoidable, you may no longer withdraw the Disruption to Studies Notification and must submit yourself to partake in the assessment activities organised by Faculty.
A copy of the Psychology Department’s Supplementary Exam Timetable will be sent via email after 3PM on Friday, 7 July 2017. You will need to check this to find out the time and location of the Supplementary Exams. In case you do not hear from us on this date, please send an email to email@example.com.The Department of Psychology Supplementary Exam Dates are on Thursday, 13th and Friday, 14th of July, 2017. The time and date, deadline or format of any required extra assessable work as a result of a Disruption to Studies Notification is not negotiable. Please note further that the format of the supplementary exam is at each unit convener's discretion and is subject to change from the original examination.
Please note that there will only be one supplementary exam. You must make arrangements to attend this exam. It is your responsibility to email Student Centre to confirm attendance at the supplementary exam.
Should you need additional and ongoing support, please do not hesitate to contact Health and Wellbeing (http://students.mq.edu.au/support/health_and_wellbeing/) on 9850 7497.
Supplementary Exams are only offered to students who have satisfactorily completed all other assessments for the unit and were unable to sit the mid-session or final exam because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption.
You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. All students are expected to ensure that they are available until the end of the teaching semester, which is the final day of the official examination period.
This unit does not publish previous end-of-semester exam papers due to the assessment format which involves multiple choice questions drawn from a bank of questions which have undergone a process of development and validation to assess a wide range of concepts in this unit. Assessment quality can only be ensured by maintaining the integrity of the question bank rather than creating entirely new questions every year. However a practice exam will be provided via iLearn near the end of semester.
Students could also refer to the peerwise website https://peerwise.cs.auckland.ac.nz/at/?mq_au at which students can write their own MC questions and practise on the questions written by others to facilitate their preparation for tests.