ASSESSMENT IN THIS UNIT
||Linked Learning Outcomes
|1. On-line Quiz x 5
||Ongoing. Wks 4, 6, 9, 11 & 13.
||13th April (Thursday before Mid-Sem break)
|3. Mid-Semester examination
||4th May 8am (First lecture after Mid-Sem break)
|4. Final examination
||University Exam Period
Assessment Tasks Description
The on-line quizzes will be made available for a 48 hour window at the end of the week, during weeks 4, 6, 9, 11 & 13. Each quiz will be of 10 minutes duration, and cover material that has been delivered in lectures and/or tutorials.
See iLearn for details.
Requirements for your assignment:
a) It must be done individually
b) It must be fully referenced, with a minimum of 8 peer-reviewed journal articles or textbooks.
c) As a rough guideline, a length of approximately 1,500 words is expected.
d) The assignment needs to be submitted by midnight on the due date, electronically via Turnitin. A hard copy is NOT required.
This will cover the content of the entire semester. Questions will include multiple choice and short answer questions. A minimum of 50% in the examination is required to satisfy the requirements of the unit. If a student earns less than 50% in the final exam then they will fail the unit.
A minimum 80% attendance is required at tutorials.
The University Examination period in for First Half Year 2017 is from Monday 12th June to Friday 30th June.
You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University Examination Timetable. The timetable will be available in Draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in Final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations. https://iexams.mq.edu.au/timetable
The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances you may wish to submit a 'Notification of disruption to studies'. Information about unavoidable disruption and the notification process is available at Policy Central: http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/
If you apply for a Supplementary Examination through the 'Notification of disruption to studies' process, you must make yourself available for the week of July 24 - 28, 2017. If you are not available at that time, there is no guarantee an additional examination time will be offered. Specific examination dates and times will be determined at a later date.
Supplementary examination dates will not be negotiated. If you are granted a supplementary examination you must ensure that you are available for the exam. The university cannot accommodate holidays you may have booked.
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, that is, the final day of the official examination period.
Second-chance hurdle examinations will also be offered in the week of July 24 - 28, 2017. Results will be released on July 13. You will be notified shortly after that date of your eligibility for a hurdle retry and you must also make yourself available during that week to take advantage of this opportunity.
Extensions and penalties
Extensions to assignments is at the discretion of the unit convenor. It is the responsibility of the student to prove to the convenor that there has been unavoidable disruption. Please submit a 'Notification of disruption to studies' and request an extension. The online form will ask you to provide evidence of the disruption.
Marks will be deducted for late submissions in the absence of an approved extension. Marks will be deducted at the rate of 10% of the available marks per day.
Returning Assessment Tasks
1. On-line quizzes: The quiz marks will be released on-line once the quiz closes. The tutors will discuss the correct responses during the following class.
2. Assignment: This will be returned within 3 weeks of submission (only for on-time assignments BEFORE the mid-semester break. General feedback will be given during class time.
3. Examination: Papers will not be returned. Marks will be incorporated into the final unit grade.