Unit completion requirements
Students need to gain a final grade equivalent to, or greater than, 50 to pass the unit.
All written assessments are to be submitted via the Turnitin Assignment submission section on the unit’s iLearn page. You should also email a copy of the assessment to the Convenor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your supervisor. Sometimes, the turnitin upload may get stuck in cyberspace.
Turnitin is a plagiarism-detection software. It compares each submission to most other electronic sources, including the work of your classmates or of previous students from Macquarie and other universities, web sites, and published material available on the Internet, such as electronic journal articles and book chapters. The results will be sent only to the unit convenor, who will analyse them with reference to the University's Policy on Academic Honesty.
Extensions and penalties
The deadlines for assignments are not negotiable. Late assignments will be penalised: 10% off the mark allocated for essays will be deducted per day or any part of a day for any work that is submitted after the due date. Extensions are granted only on grounds of illness or misadventure, and appropriate supporting documentation must be submitted. All applications for special consideration or extension must be sought before the due date unless this is absolutely impossible. All applications for extensions of deadlines must be submitted to the unit Convenor.
Work submitted after 2 weeks beyond the due date, or the date for which an extension has been given, will not be accepted. If you are having problems completing an assignment, please contact the unit Convenor as soon as possible.