General Assessment Information
Unit Requirements and Expectations
Students must achieve an overall mark of 50% or above to complete this unit satisfactorily.
All written work must be submitted through the iLearn website. Please upload your assignment to the drop-box for the relevant week. Save your assignment as a pdf or a doc file (a pdf is best; please do not use docx).
All assignments must include the following at the start: Student name; Student Number; Assessment Task Title or Question. Any assignment submitted without these will not be marked.
All written assignments will be returned via the ‘turnitin’ tool on the iLearn Unit site, and feedback from the marker will be delivered through that tool.
Extensions and Special Considerations
If you anticipate any difficulty in attending class for a scheduled test it is important that you contact us as early as possible. Please avoid asking for extensions as missing deadlines complicates the work of markers and puts you behind. If you have to ask for an extension or the opportunity to reschedule the date of a test please request it before the deadline, and only request the extension if you face serious crises that can be documented in some way (e.g. with a medical certificate). ‘Getting behind with your work’ or 'I ran out of time’ are not excuses. If you miss a class test due to illness or a serious crisis that can be documented, you can re-schedule and sit the test at a later time. Please see us as soon as possible to organise a time and place to sit a supplementary test.
Special Consideration Policy http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/special_consideration/policy.html
Applying for Special Consideration Students applying for Special Consideration circumstances of three (3) consecutive days duration, within a study period, and/or prevent completion of a formal examination must submit an on-line application with the Faculty of Arts. For an application to be valid, it must include a completed Application for Special Consideration form and all supporting documentation.
The online Special Consideration application is found at: http://www.arts.mq.edu.au/current_students/undergraduate/admin_central/
Extensions can only be granted in exceptional cases and may only be sought in consultation with the unit convenor and with support of documentary evidence. If you anticipate any difficulty in meeting assigned due dates then it is important that you contact the course’s convenor as early as possible.
Please avoid asking for extensions as missing deadlines complicates the work of markers and puts you behind. If you have to ask for an extension, request it before the deadline, ‘Getting behind with your work’ or 'I had other deadlines' do not count.
Written assessment tasks submitted after the due date without good reasons will be penalised by a deduction of 2% a day (including weekends) of the mark gained. After five days, a mark of 0% will be assigned.
Written assessment tasks submitted that are under or over the word length by more than 10% will be penalised with a 10% deduction. The marker will only read the listed word limit, i.e. if the word limit is 1000 words they will stop reading at 1000 words (plus or minus up to 100 words).
Written assessment tasks submitted without proper referencing, i.e. little or no page numbers or no bibliography will receive an automatic fail.
Major assessments will be graded using a rubric, which can be found on the iLearn unit site.
Due: Fortnightly (Weeks 2-13) Weighting: 20%
Every second week there will be an on-line quizz. This will present questions related to the preceding two lectures.
Due: Weekly (Weeks 1-13) Weighting: 10%
Students will be assessed on tutorial preparation (completion of all readings; review of lecture materials), and through thoughtful, active participation in tutorial activities each week.
Due: Weekly (Weeks 2-13) Weighting: 30%
These assignments will vary from week to week. Please see the program in iLearn. Among the exercises are writing assignments supporting tutorial discussion, completed in or out of class. Such assignments may include formal short writing ('mini-essays'), the completion of writing templates, or less formal writing such as reading reflections or guided free writing.
Due: Week 13 Weighting: 40%
Possible essay topics will deal with themes which were covered in lectures on the Minoans and Mycenaeans. The topics will be discussed and developed in tutorials. 2000-2500 words.