None of the assessment tasks are 'hurdle requirements'. You can 'fail' any assessment and still pass the unit overall as long as your total cumulative mark for the unit as a whole is 50% or greater.
Assignments should be submitted through Turnitin, by midnight on the due date.
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.
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. Online quizzes: The quiz marks will be released online 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 submitted BEFORE the mid-semester break. General feedback will be given during class time.
3. Mid-semester examination: Papers will be returned and general feedback will be given during class time.
4. Final examination: Papers will not be returned. Marks will be incorporated into the final unit grade.
The University Examination period in for Second Half Year 2017 is from Monday 13th November to Friday 1st December 2017.
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.
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 consider applying for Disruption to Studies. Information about is available at Policy Central: http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/
If a Supplementary Examination is granted as a result of your application, the examination will be scheduled after the conclusion of the official examination period. The Supplementary Examination will not be the same as the original exam sat in the formal exam period. The Supplementary Examination may be given in the form of a viva voce (oral exam).
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.
Serious and unavoidable disruption: The University classifies a disruption as serious and unavoidable if it:
- could not have reasonably been anticipated, avoided or guarded against by the student; and
- was beyond the student's control; and
- caused substantial disruption to the student's capacity for effective study and/or completion of required work; and
- occurred during an event critical study period and was at least three (3) consecutive days duration, and/or
- prevented completion of a final examination.
Students with a pre-existing disability/health condition or prolonged adverse circumstances may be eligible for ongoing assistance and support. Such support is governed by other policies and may be sought and coordinated through Campus Wellbeing and Support Services.
If a supplementary examination is granted as a result of the disruption to studies process the examination will be scheduled after the conclusion of the official examination period. (Individual Faculties may wish to signal when the Faculty Supplementary exams are normally scheduled.)
If you are granted a supplementary exam via the Disruption to Studies process, you will have to write a supplementary exam in the supplementary exam period. In this scenario, only your supplementary exam mark will count towards your final exam mark, irrespective of whether or not you attended the final exam in the normal examination period. The submission of a Disruption to Studies form should not be used as a ‘just in case’ strategy.
You are advised that it is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. You are expected to ensure that you are available until the end of the teaching semester that is the final day of the official examination period.
Achievement of grades will be based on the following criteria:
A minimum of 50% achievement in each assessment task, a minimum of 65% in the final examination, PLUS a minimum 85% total raw mark
A minimum of 50% achievement in each assessment task, a minimum of 60% in the final examination, PLUS a minimum 75% total raw mark
A minimum of 55% in the final examination, PLUS a minimum 65% total raw mark
A minimum 50% total raw mark - None of the assessment tasks are 'hurdle requirements'. You need 50 or higher final total raw mark to pass the unit.
SNG (< 50)
Less than 50% total raw mark
NOTE: Raw mark vs SNG
"The Standard Numerical Grade (SNG) is the number that is associated with the grade (high distinction, distinction, credit and so on) that a student is awarded. It is called a grade as it does not represent the raw marks, it reflects where within the grading structure the student sits."
It is NOT necessarily the same as your RAW mark, which represents the total of your marks for each assessment task.
High Distinction: provides consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the learning outcomes. There is substantial originality and insight in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem solving approaches; critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications; creativity in application.
Distinction: provides evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles and theories, distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills and concepts in relation to learning outcomes. There is demonstration of frequent originality in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions; and the use of means of communication appropriate to the discipline and the audience.
Credit: provides evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the learning outcomes. There is demonstration of substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts; plus communication of ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the conventions of the discipline.
Pass: provides sufficient evidence of the achievement of learning outcomes. There is demonstration of understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the field of study; and communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions of the discipline. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or adequate or competent or capable in relation to the specified outcomes.
Fail: does not provide evidence of attainment of all learning outcomes.
There is missing or partial or superficial or faulty understanding and application of the fundamental concepts in the field of study; and incomplete, confusing or lacking communication of ideas in ways that give little attention to the conventions of the discipline.