Assignment requirements and submission
Detailed requirements and marking rubrics for each assessment are available from the iLearn site. All written assignments should be submitted online to Turnitin via the relevant links provided in iLearn. You are not required to submit a hardcopy of any assignments. Instructions for assignment submission using Turnitin are available at http://mq.edu.au/iLearn/student_info/assignments.htm
Assessment extensions and late penalties
Circumstances that affect your ability to complete assignments by the deadline must be discussed with the convenor (Sara) prior to the due date. Extensions will be granted only in unforeseen or exceptional circumstances. Appropriate supporting documentation as detailed in the University Disruption to Studies Policy will be required. The penalty for late submission of assignments is 1 mark per day (i.e. 1% of your total unit grade). An assignment worth 10% coming in 4 days late will therefore have 4 marks of the grade deducted. This means if it was graded as a P+ (6.5/10), it would be reduced to F (2.5/10). An assignment worth 30% coming in 4 days late would have 4 marks of the grade deducted. This means it would go from a P+ (19/30) to P- (15/30). Late assignments will not be accepted after the bulk of marked assignments have been returned to students.
All written assignments will be marked online and your grades will be returned to you through Turnitin. The grade will be in the form of a letter as consistent with University policy (HD, D, Cr, P, F) alongside individual written feedback. The standard return period for assessments is 3 weeks.
More details about tutorial participation and the group presentation is available on iLearn and will be explained in the first tutorial in week 2. All internal students are expected to attend tutorials. If you are ill and cannot make a tutorial, please contact the convenor. You will be required to present supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificates) for non-attendance.
Details of University exam conditions and exam timetables can be found at: http://www.exams.mq.edu.au/ It is very important to note that the final exam period includes weekdays and weekends and all students (including international exchange students) are expected to present themselves for the GEOP215 exam at the time and place designated in the exam timetable. The timetable will be available in Draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the exams and in Final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the exams.