UNIT REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
- You should spend an average of at least 12 hours per week on this unit. This includes listening to pre-recorded lectures prior to seminar discussions and reading weekly required readings detailed in iLearn.
- Internal students are expected to attend all seminar sessions and external students are expected to contribute to on-line discussions.
- Students are required to submit assessment tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4 in order to pass the unit.
- The citations for all the required readings for this unit are available to enrolled students through the unit iLearn site and at Macquarie University's Library eReserve site.
- Recommended readings will be posted to the unit iLearn site as the Session progresses.
- There are no prescribed textbooks for this unit, students might consider obtaining a copy of the following books:
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
- Personal PC and internet access are essential for this unit. Basic computer skills and skills in word processing are also a requirement.
- The unit can only be accessed by enrolled students online through http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
SUBMITTING ASSESSMENT TASKS
- All assessment tasks are to be submitted, marked and returned electronically. This will only happen through the unit iLearn site.
- Assessment tasks must be submitted as an MS word document by the due date.
- All assessment tasks will be subject to a 'TurnitIn' review as an automatic part of the submission process.
- Assessment tasks do not require a coversheet but students should be aware that by submitting your assignment you are certifying its originality and your ownership of the work.
- The granting of extensions are subject to "Disruption to Studies" policy of the University. Please refer to the MQ website for details. Lecturing staff do not have authority to grant extensions without penalty. The policy for this is detailed under Policy and Procedures.
LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSESSMENT TASKS
There is a penalty for the the late submission of assessment tasks. If an assignment is submitted late it will initially be marked as if it had been submitted on time. However, 5%of the weighting allocated for the assignment will then be deducted from the mark the student initially achieves in the assessment task for each day it is late. For example if the assessment task's weighting is 20, 1.00 mark per day will be deducted from the initial mark given per day it is late ie a task initially given 15/20 but which is submitted four days late will lose 4 x 1.00 marks. That means 15/20 - 4 marks=11/20. It is this second mark which will be recorded in gradebook.
The same principle applies if a student seeks and is granted an extension and the assessment task is submitted later than the amended submission date.