- Lectures are held weekly, starting in Week 1 on Wednesdays 8-10 AM in the Macquarie Lecture Theatre (W2.4A). Lecture recordings are available via Echo360 in iLearn.
- Tutorials are held weekly, starting in Week 1. Please check eStudent for the location of your tutorial.
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You will need access to the internet to access the unit's iLearn page. Through iLearn you will be able to access the lecture recordings (Echo360), additional readings, and feedback and marks for the assessment tasks. You are also required to submit two of the assessment tasks (commentary paper 1 and commentary paper 2) via iLearn, using the Turnitin submission tool. Please allow time to familiarise yourself with how to access iLearn and how to submit a Turnitin assignment.
Weekly online quizzes
This unit has weekly online quizzes designed to keep you on track during the fast paced semester (10 quizzes in total). Quizzes will graded on a Credit (C)/No Credit (NC) basis. To receive a Credit (C) grade on a quiz, you must correctly answer at least 50% of the multiple choice questions. If you correctly answer less than 50% of the questions, you will receive a No Credit (NC) for that quiz. No make-up quizzes will be permitted (with the exception of officially approved Disruption to Studies requests). However, your 2 lowest quizzes will be dropped at the end of the semester.
As indicated above, quizzes must be completed online each week prior to the tutorials and lecture. Each quiz will be open for the entire week prior to that week's lecture (from 11:59PM Sunday night to 11:59PM the following Sunday). Only quizzes completed during this time window will be recorded. You may take each quiz multiple times during this window. However, only the first submitted attempt for each quiz will be counted.
To access the online quizzes, you will need to set up your account here. First, enter your instructor's email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions to set up your account. IMPORTANT: You must set up your account using your official student email address. If you use a personal email address, your quiz scores cannot be recorded and you will receive no credit. Also, please write down/remember the password you set up for this account. If you happen to forget your account password, you can recover it here. Once your account is set up, you can access the online quizzes by logging in here.
Recommended resource on academic honesty
The learning skills team at Macquarie University has designed an Academic Integrity Module for you to enrol in to help you learn about:
- What "academic integrity" is and why it's important
- Acceptable and unacceptable academic behaviours at university
- What 'plagiarism' is and key strategies to avoid it
- Your responsibilities in relation to academic integrity and your rights under the Macquarie University Academic Honesty Policy.